2016

Communications Director

Jesse Fox Mayshark
jmayshark@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-3710

400 Main St., Room 654A
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Below you will find 2016 news releases from the City of Knoxville.

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    Normal Trash Collection Schedule Next Week

    Posted: 12/30/2016

    A reminder: Waste Connections crews collect residential trash on all holidays except Thanksgiving and Christmas, so the New Year’s Day holiday won’t change the regular trash pickup schedule next week. Read More

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    Say Goodbye to 2016 with Fun on Market Square

    Posted: 12/29/2016

    Give 2016 the old heave-ho at New Year’s Eve on Market Square, beginning at 9 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 31. Read More

  • Zoo Knoxville Attendance Record Broken for Second Year in a Row

    Zoo Knoxville Attendance Record Broken for Second Year in a Row

    Posted: 12/29/2016

    For the second year in a row, Zoo Knoxville has had a record attendance, surpassing the 2015 record of 440,115 by more than 30,000 visitors.  Read More

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    Use New Garbage Carts Starting Jan. 2

    Posted: 12/28/2016

    Starting Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, City residents should begin using the new wheeled 95-gallon garbage carts that were delivered to their homes earlier this month. Read More

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    Public Works Departments Rack Up 11 State, Local Awards

    Posted: 12/23/2016

    From sustainability innovation, to individual skill competitions, to historic building restoration, to a socially relevant art community project, three departments within City of Knoxville Public Works have taken home eleven state and local awards as 2016 winds to a close. Read More

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    Deadlines Set for Historic Preservation Grant Process

    Posted: 12/23/2016

    For the third year in a row, the City of Knoxville will grant a total of $500,000 to owners of historic residential or commercial buildings through its Historic Preservation Fund. Read More

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    New Market Square Public Restrooms Open for Business

    Posted: 12/22/2016

    At a somewhat unconventional ceremony Thursday, Mayor Madeline Rogero officially opened the new public restroom facility located in the Market Square garage.  Read More

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    City Services Schedule for 2016 Christmas & New Year Holidays

    Posted: 12/22/2016

    City of Knoxville offices will be closed Monday, December 26 for the Christmas holiday and Monday, January 2, 2017 for the New Year holiday.  Read More

  • Zoo Knoxville Saddened by Death of Beloved Rhino

    Zoo Knoxville Saddened by Death of Beloved Rhino

    Posted: 12/22/2016

    Zoo Knoxville is saddened to announce the death of Mondo, the zoo’s male Southern white rhino who was a beloved ambassador for his endangered species in Knoxville since 1988. Read More

  • TDOT Halts Highway Construction for Christmas Holiday

    TDOT Halts Highway Construction for Christmas Holiday

    Posted: 12/21/2016

    Road construction won’t delay travelers during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.  Read More

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    Barbers Band Together to Offer Free Haircuts on Dec. 26

    Posted: 12/21/2016

    Bennie Anderson, owner of Asheville Highway Barber and Beauty Shop, says there’s no better way to give back to the community than by giving your time and services.  Read More

  • Partial Closure of Neyland Greenway Dec. 21-22

    Partial Closure of Neyland Greenway Dec. 21-22

    Posted: 12/20/2016

    KUB crews will close a short section of Neyland Greenway from 6 a.m. Wednesday, December 21, through 6 p.m. Thursday, December 22, as wastewater system repair work is completed.  Read More

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    Sinkhole Closes Section of Wesley Road

    Posted: 12/19/2016

    A sinkhole that opened up overnight has closed a section of Wesley Road in West Knoxville between Kingston Pike and the West Hills neighborhood. Read More

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    Grads of KnoxWorxs Construction Class Enter the Workforce

    Posted: 12/19/2016

    The graduates didn’t wear caps and gowns, or walk to the tune of Pomp and Circumstance, but they were no less excited to collect their certificates and launch their careers.  Read More

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    Burn Ban Lifted in Knoxville Area

    Posted: 12/16/2016

    The burn ban, which included Knox County and the City of Knoxville has now been lifted.  Read More

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    Mayor Announces 'Rapid Response' Greenways Service Crew

    Posted: 12/14/2016

    Mayor Madeline Rogero on Wednesday introduced the City’s new Greenways Service Crew, which will build two new miles of greenway per year while also addressing ongoing maintenance of the City’s nearly 100-mile network of greenways and trails. Read More

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    Intersection Rebuild to Close Cumberland Ave. at 17th Street

    Posted: 12/13/2016

    The last intersection in the City’s $17 million Cumberland Avenue reconstruction – Cumberland at 17th Street – will be rebuilt and repaved later this week, requiring detours of motorists on both streets. Read More

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    City Seeks Nominations for Good Neighbor Award

    Posted: 12/13/2016

    The City of Knoxville is looking for a few good neighbors.  Read More

  • KCDC earns high-performer status from HUD

    KCDC earns high-performer status from HUD

    Posted: 12/13/2016

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded Knoxville's Community Development Corporation (KCDC) high-performer status for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015 under the Public Housing Assessment System (PHAS).  Read More

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    Record Crowd Expected for 10th Annual Tour De Lights

    Posted: 12/12/2016

    Only helmets, headlights and rear reflectors are the required gear for participants in one of downtown Knoxville’s most popular and creative holiday traditions. Everything else is up to your imagination. Read More

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    Curbside Recycling No Longer to Accept Glass; City Seeks Residents' Input on Drop-Off Centers

    Posted: 12/12/2016

    Starting Jan. 1, 2017, glass will no longer be accepted in the City of Knoxville curbside single-stream recycling program. Instead, residents are encouraged to bring glass to any of the City’s five drop-off recycling centers. Read More

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    Public Launch of New Disability-Friendly City Survey

    Posted: 12/12/2016

    In order to better serve the needs of people with disabilities and seniors, the City is asking people to participate in a Disability-Friendly City Survey. Read More

  • Zoo Knoxville to Host Star Wars Holiday Event

    Zoo Knoxville to Host Star Wars Holiday Event

    Posted: 12/12/2016

    Zoo Knoxville is hosting an out-of-this world holiday event with Star Wars characters from the MidSouth Garrison of the 501st Legion this Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. in the festively decorated and heated Kids Cove tent.  Read More

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    Restoration of Former KUB Building Tackles Green Façade

    Posted: 12/09/2016

    The $10 million conversion of the former KUB Building in the 600 block of South Gay Street into the new downtown offices for The Tombras Group will hit a highly visible milestone next week. Read More

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    Mayor's Statement on Avon Rollins' Passing

    Posted: 12/08/2016

    Local and national civil-rights leader Avon Rollins passed away on Wednesday, December 7, 2016. Read More

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    Public Arts Committee Seeks Proposals for Mural in 500 Block of S. Gay St.

    Posted: 12/08/2016

    Perhaps you’ve noticed it: The large overhead rectangular slab of white concrete in the 500 block of South Gay Street, framed by red brick. And maybe you’ve thought to yourself: That space resembles a canvas awaiting an artist’s inspiration. Read More

  • Knoxville Songwriter to be Honored in Celebration and Song

    Knoxville Songwriter to be Honored in Celebration and Song

    Posted: 12/07/2016

    Visit Knoxville, WDVX-Radio and the Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound - Knox County Public Library are hosting an event Friday, December 9th to celebrate songwriter Arthur Q. Smith.  Read More

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    Child Safety Seat Checkpoint December 10, 2016

    Posted: 12/05/2016

    The Knoxville Police Department will conduct a free child car seat checkpoint on Saturday, December 10, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 917 E. Fifth Avenue. Read More

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    Christmas in Chilhowee Offers Tree Lighting, Train Rides, More

    Posted: 12/05/2016

    Good girls and boys will have another chance to bend Santa’s ear this Friday, Dec. 9, from 6-9 p.m. during Christmas in Chilhowee, sponsored by SMG, at Chilhowee Park and Exposition Center. Read More

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    New Parking Meter Sensors Enforce Time Limits

    Posted: 12/05/2016

    Over the next few weeks, parking patrons will notice a few changes with the City’s new parking meters recently installed downtown and in surrounding areas.  Read More

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    Starting Dec. 5, Two-Way Traffic on Section of State Street

    Posted: 12/02/2016

    Starting the morning of Monday, Dec. 5, motorists will have a new option for accessing the State Street Garage, the Promenade Garage and the Marble Alley Lofts garage: A two-block section of State Street will be converted from one-way to two-way traffic. Read More

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    City Finance Dept. National Recognized; Pioneered Efforts to Improve Quality of Budgeting

    Posted: 12/02/2016

    For the 28th consecutive year, the City of Knoxville’s Finance Department has been recognized for its commitment to meeting “the highest principles of governmental budgeting” by a leading professional association. Read More

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    Partnerships, Volunteers to Improve East Knoxville Neighborhoods by Planting 62 Trees

    Posted: 12/02/2016

    Volunteers organized by Trees Knoxville will plant 62 street trees in the right-of-way on Anniversary Lane on Saturday, Dec. 3, at 9 a.m., bringing both aesthetic appeal and functionality to the Silver Leaf Habitat Neighborhood in East Knoxville. Read More

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    Section of Sutherland Ave. Closed for Bridge Repair - DETOURS

    Posted: 12/02/2016

    A section of Sutherland Avenue between Middlebrook Pike and Concord Street will be closed to all traffic and detoured for the next 120 days as contractors repair a bridge over a railroad line.  Read More

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    Public Meeting Dec. 8 on Four Bicycle Infrastructure Projects

    Posted: 12/01/2016

    On Thursday, Dec. 8 at 5:30 p.m., the City's consultants, Kimley-Horn and Toole Design Group, will present concept designs for four bicycle infrastructure projects. Read More

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    Construction for Improvements to Forest Park Boulevard Intersection Begins Dec. 1

    Posted: 12/01/2016

    Crews will begin work on the intersection of Forest Park Boulevard and Newcom Avenue today (Thursday, Dec. 1) to improve the site’s drainage, traffic flow and pedestrian accessibility. Read More

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    Free Christmas Concert at the Bijou Performed by Knoxville Community Band

    Posted: 12/01/2016

    The Knoxville Community Band will give a free Christmas concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at the Bijou Theatre, helping families kick off the holiday season in good cheer. Read More

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    City Enters Negotiations for Redevelopment of State Supreme Court Site

    Posted: 12/01/2016

    After evaluating proposals for the redevelopment of a block of downtown real estate that was formerly home to the Tennessee State Supreme Court, the City of Knoxville will begin negotiations for the site with Dover Development. Read More

  • Zoo Offers Buy One, Get One Free Admission Dec. 1-Feb. 28, 2017

    Zoo Offers Buy One, Get One Free Admission Dec. 1-Feb. 28, 2017

    Posted: 12/01/2016

    Zoo Knoxville is offering “Buy One, Get One Free” admission tickets during Kroger BOGO Days, December 1 through February 28, 2017.  Read More

  • KUB Utility Work Lane Closures at W. Jackson Ave. and Streets in South Knoxville

    KUB Utility Work Lane Closures at W. Jackson Ave. and Streets in South Knoxville

    Posted: 12/01/2016

    KUB utility work will have intermittent lane closures on some South Knoxville Streets. Read More

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    Holiday Events Affect Roads, Parking

    Posted: 11/30/2016

    Make your list and check it twice before hitting the road this weekend: There may be a parade between you and your destination. Read More

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    City Employee Sells $2 Million in Surplus Property

    Posted: 11/30/2016

    In 4½ years as the City of Knoxville’s Surplus Property Officer, Tim Woods has hit a major milestone: $2 million in surplus property sales. Read More

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    Volunteers Needed to Clean Up Wildlife Habitats

    Posted: 11/30/2016

    Volunteers can help the City of Knoxville get national recognition for being a healthy place for its wildest residents. Read More

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    WIVK Christmas Parade to Delight Downtown Crowd on Dec. 2

    Posted: 11/30/2016

    A local rising star may outshine Santa Claus at the 44th annual WIVK Christmas Parade. Read More

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    Section of Sutherland Ave. Closed for Bridge Repair

    Posted: 11/29/2016

    A section of Sutherland Avenue between Middlebrook Pike and Concord Street will be closed to westbound traffic for the next 120 days as contractors repair a bridge over a railroad line.  Read More

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    Road Closures for Events Dec. 2-3, 2016

    Posted: 11/29/2016

    Several events this weekend will affect roads in downtown Knoxville. Read More

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    Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum Accepting Donated Items for Gatlinburg Area

    Posted: 11/29/2016

    The Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum is accepting donations this week for evacuees and first responders the Gatlinburg area. Read More

  • KUB Lane Closures on Fifth Ave., Fair Dr., Pinewood Dr.

    KUB Lane Closures on Fifth Ave., Fair Dr., Pinewood Dr.

    Posted: 11/25/2016

    Due to utility work, KUB will have lane closures on Fifth Ave., Fair Dr. and Pinewood Dr. Read More

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    'Holidays on Ice' Skating Rink Opens Friday, Nov. 25

    Posted: 11/23/2016

    Holidays on Ice, presented by Home Federal Bank, begins Friday, Nov. 25, with a new rink that features transparent glass dasher boards.  Read More

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    U.S. Capitol Tree Makes Stop in Knoxville Nov. 23

    Posted: 11/23/2016

    Want to get a glimpse today (Wednesday, Nov. 23) of the famed “People’s Tree,” the official U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree? The holiday tree will roll through Knoxville – one of just 10 stops outside of Idaho and the Payette National Forest, where the tree was harvested – and can be viewed on a truck trailer parked atop the Clinch Avenue Viaduct in World’s Fair Park from 4-7 p.m. today. Read More

  • KUB Vegetation Management Work Underway Along E. Summit Hill Dr.

    KUB Vegetation Management Work Underway Along E. Summit Hill Dr.

    Posted: 11/22/2016

    KUB Vegetation Management crews, working closely with officials from Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation (KCDC), have begun agreed-upon tree removal work in the utility easement along the south side of E. Summit Hill Drive, between Patton Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.  Read More

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    Knoxville Kicks Off Holidays with Regal Celebration of Lights

    Posted: 11/21/2016

    The City of Knoxville will quite literally turn on the magic of the holiday season this Friday, Nov. 25, at the Regal Celebration of Lights in Krutch Park Extension and Market Square.  Read More

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    Removing the Last Cumberland Ave. Trolley Tracks - Anticipate Lane Shift, Noise

    Posted: 11/21/2016

    Beginning today, westbound commuters on a two-block section of Cumberland Avenue are being shifted to the north side of the road so that a City contractor can safely remove buried pre-World War II trolley tracks from the center of Cumberland Avenue. Read More

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    City Services Schedule for 2016 Thanksgiving Holiday

    Posted: 11/18/2016

    City of Knoxville offices will be closed on Thursday, November 24th and Friday, November 25th, 2016 in observation of the Thanksgiving holiday. Read More

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    City to Deliver 60,000 New Trash Carts Beginning Dec. 1

    Posted: 11/17/2016

    In two weeks, contractor crews will start delivering the first of 60,000 new wheeled trash carts at no additional charge to Knoxville residences. Read More

  • KUB Lane Closures on Neyland Drive Nov. 17-18, 2016

    KUB Lane Closures on Neyland Drive Nov. 17-18, 2016

    Posted: 11/17/2016

    KUB crews will close both eastbound lanes on a short section of Neyland Drive between Joan Cronan Way and Jacob Drive from 10 p.m., Thursday, November 17, through 6 a.m., Friday, November 18, as repairs are made to water distribution system in the area.  Read More

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    Christmas in the City Kicks Off Friday, November 25, 2016

    Posted: 11/16/2016

    Families have some thrilling new holiday treats to look forward to with this year’s edition of Christmas in the City, including ice skating with a holiday mascot, family portraits in a life-sized snow globe, and a “Peppermint Trail of Treats.” Read More

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    With a Nod to Suttree, City's New Waterfront Park Opens

    Posted: 11/16/2016

    On Wednesday, Nov. 16, Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero, members of City Council and South Knoxville residents and business owners cut a ribbon and officially opened Suttree Landing Park and Waterfront Drive on the South Waterfront – a combined $6.6 million public investment. Read More

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    Public Arts Committee Seeks to Add Sculpture at State St. Garage

    Posted: 11/14/2016

    The City of Knoxville’s Public Arts Committee invites artists and artist teams to submit qualifications for a permanent work of art to be located in front of the main entrance to State Street Garage in downtown Knoxville. Read More

  • Intermittent Lane Closures on Cherokee Trail Nov. 15-30, 2016

    Intermittent Lane Closures on Cherokee Trail Nov. 15-30, 2016

    Posted: 11/14/2016

    Beginning November 15, and lasting through November 30, KUB crews will implement intermittent lane closures on some streets near Cherokee Trail. Read More

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    Burn Ban in Effect Until Dec. 15, 2016

    Posted: 11/14/2016

    The Governor has issued a Proclamation regarding the dry weather and drought conditions proclaiming that “The starting of an open air and unconfined fire on or near woodlands where dangerous fire hazards exist is forbidden.” Read More

  • KUB Utility Work Lane Closures through Nov. 11

    KUB Utility Work Lane Closures through Nov. 11

    Posted: 11/09/2016

    Due to KUB Utility work, there will be lane closures on W. Fifth Ave, W. Summit Hill Dr., Locust St. and Kingston Pike Nov. 10-11. Read More

  • Children's Room at Lawson McGhee Library to Close Nov 9-20

    Children's Room at Lawson McGhee Library to Close Nov 9-20

    Posted: 11/08/2016

    Lawson McGhee Library is getting a much needed facelift with new paint and carpet.  Read More

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    Firefighters Honored for Second Quarter 2016

    Posted: 11/08/2016

    On Monday, November 7, City of Knoxville Fire Chief Stan Sharp and Mayor Madeline Rogero honored four firefighters as the Knoxville Fire Department’s Firefighters of the Quarter for the 2nd Quarter of 2016. Read More

  • KUB Utility Work Road Closures on Montrose & W. Summit Hill

    KUB Utility Work Road Closures on Montrose & W. Summit Hill

    Posted: 11/08/2016

    Due to KUB utility work, there will be a road closure on Montrose Rd. and a lane closure on W. Summit Hill Drive on Nov. 9. Read More

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    Child Safety Seat Checkpoint November 12, 2016

    Posted: 11/07/2016

    The Knoxville Police Department will conduct a free child car seat checkpoint on Saturday, November 12, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 917 E. Fifth Avenue. Read More

  • Knoxville Announces First Ever Community-Wide The Elf on the Shelf® Scavenger Hunt

    Knoxville Announces First Ever Community-Wide The Elf on the Shelf® Scavenger Hunt

    Posted: 11/07/2016

    This year some magical scout elves will be sent from the North Pole by Santa and will land in Knoxville, Tennessee to be adopted by more than two dozen downtown Knoxville businesses.  Read More

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    Road Closures for Events Nov. 11-13, 2016

    Posted: 11/07/2016

    Watch out for street closures for Veterans Day Parade, Market Square Farmers' Market and SUBWAY Race Against Cancer.  Read More

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    W. Jackson Streetscapes Project Kicks Off Nov. 7; Section of Ave. to Close to Through Traffic

    Posted: 11/04/2016

    KUB is scheduled to begin work on the utility improvement portion of the City of Knoxville’s West Jackson Avenue Streetscapes Project on Monday, Nov. 7. Read More

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    U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree to Visit Knoxville Nov. 23

    Posted: 11/04/2016

    For more than 50 years, a Christmas tree has graced the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol for the holiday season. The Payette National Forest, in partnership with nonprofit Choose Outdoors, will bring this special gift from Idaho to Washington, D.C. for the 2016 season, involving more than 25 communities along the way, including an appearance in Knoxville on November 23rd 4pm - 7pm on the Clinch Avenue Viaduct. Read More

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    Veterans Day to be Celebrated Downtown on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016

    Posted: 11/03/2016

    Knoxville will honor the service of its U.S. military veterans with the City’s 91st annual Veterans Day Parade on Friday morning, Nov. 11, 2016. Read More

  • KAT Employees take Top Honors at State Conference

    KAT Employees take Top Honors at State Conference

    Posted: 11/03/2016

    Some of the top transit talent in the state is in Knoxville, including the best bus operator of a 40’ long bus. Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) brought home several awards from the Tennessee Public Transportation Association’s annual conference in Memphis, Tennessee last week. Read More

  • Legacy Parks Foundation Opens Kids Play Area at Baker Creek Preserve

    Legacy Parks Foundation Opens Kids Play Area at Baker Creek Preserve

    Posted: 11/03/2016

    Legacy Parks Foundation opened a new kids adventure play area today at Baker Creek Preserve in the heart of Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness. The Siddiqi Charitable Foundation, Earthadelic, and REI contributed to the project, helping Legacy Parks transform an unused space into an attractive, useful area that encourages youth to explore outdoor recreation.  Read More

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    Public Arts Committee Wants to Hear Artists' Ideas

    Posted: 11/02/2016

    It’s a wide and well-used path: 43 steps, 10 feet across, used by thousands of pedestrians on peak days as they trek the Second Creek Greenway to access World’s Fair Park, the University of Tennessee or downtown Knoxville. Read More

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    City Public Service Crews to Being Leaf Pickup Nov. 3

    Posted: 11/01/2016

    The weather may not feel like it yet, but “leaf season” is upon us, and City of Knoxville Public Service crews will kick off leaf collection on Thursday, Nov. 3.  Read More

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    City Engineer Honored with State's 2016 Young Engineer Award

    Posted: 11/01/2016

    Karen McKeehan, a civil engineer with the City of Knoxville since 2006, has been awarded the 2016 Young Engineer Award by the Tennessee Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).  Read More

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    ACA Health Insurance Open Enrollment Begins Nov. 1

    Posted: 11/01/2016

    Lacking health insurance and interested in getting coverage for yourself or your family? Now is the time to explore your options under the Affordable Care Act. Open enrollment for health insurance coverage under the ACA will begin Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, and will continue through Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017. Read More

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    Conservation Easement Approved for Lakeshore Park

    Posted: 11/01/2016

    The City of Knoxville will enter into a conservation easement for Lakeshore Park that will ensure that the natural, scenic and recreational values of the185-acre site are protected and the land will remain a public park in perpetuity. The easement was approved by City Council on Oct. 25, 2016, by a 9 – 0 vote and will be signed at a ceremony at the park at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016. Read More

  • Knox County Air Quality Management Bans Open Burning

    Knox County Air Quality Management Bans Open Burning

    Posted: 11/01/2016

    Due to conditions of severe drought, Knox County Air Quality Management (AQM) is issuing a mandatory ban on open burning in Knox County effective immediately.  Read More

  • Zoo Offers $1 Admission During Dollar Days Nov. 10-13, 2016

    Zoo Offers $1 Admission During Dollar Days Nov. 10-13, 2016

    Posted: 10/31/2016

    Zoo Knoxville will be offering $1 admission with the donation of a non-perishable food item or pet food Nov. 10-13, 2016, during their Dollar Days event. Read More

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    KPD Bike Safety Fair Oct. 29, 2016

    Posted: 10/28/2016

    The Knoxville Police Department will host a Bicycle Safety Fair on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Safety City, 165 S. Concord Street. Read More

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    Roadway Preparation Work to Kick Off W. Jackson Ave. Streetscapes Project

    Posted: 10/28/2016

    In partnership with the City of Knoxville’s West Jackson Avenue Streetscapes Project, KUB and its contractor are scheduled to begin preparation work on the roadway surface ahead of the utility improvement portion of the project on Monday, Oct. 31. Read More

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    Unused Medication Collection Event Oct. 29, 2016

    Posted: 10/27/2016

    The Knoxville Police Department will be on hand to accept unused, unwanted, and expired medications from residences/households on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Ingles parking lot at 430 Emory Road. Read More

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    KPD and KFD Offer Tips for a Safe Halloween

    Posted: 10/26/2016

    Courtesy of the Knoxville Police Department and the Knoxville Fire Department, here are some tips to make sure Halloween goes well for you and your children. Read More

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    Utility Work Kicks Off N. Central Streetscapes Project

    Posted: 10/24/2016

    In partnership with the City of Knoxville’s North Central Streetscapes Project, KUB and its contractor, Adams and Sons, are scheduled to begin work on the utility improvement portion of the project on Monday, Oct. 24. Read More

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    Knoxville Selected to Join National 'What Works Cities' Initiative

    Posted: 10/24/2016

    Today, Mayor Madeline Rogero announced that Knoxville has been selected as one of 16 new cities to participate in Bloomberg Philanthropies’ What Works Cities initiative – one of the largest-ever philanthropic efforts to enhance the use of data and evidence in the public sector.  Read More

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    Strong Alley to Close Monday for Drainage Improvements

    Posted: 10/21/2016

    Strong Alley will close Monday, Oct. 24, for drainage improvements scheduled to last through the winter. The alley runs behind the east side of Market Square, parallel to Gay Street, between Union and Wall avenues. Read More

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    Broadway Corridor Enhancement Plan Presentation Set for Nov. 1

    Posted: 10/20/2016

    The Broadway Corridor Task Force, East Tennessee Community Design Center, Mayor Madeline Rogero and City of Knoxville staff will present the Broadway Corridor Enhancement Plan at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 1 at St. James Episcopal Church Fellowship Hall, 1101 N. Broadway. Read More

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    Early Voting Starts Today, Oct. 19, 2016

    Posted: 10/19/2016

    Early voting starts today for the Nov. 8, 2016 Presidential and State General Election. The last day to early vote in Knox County is November 3, 2016. Read More

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    Beardsley Farm, Malcolm-Martin Park Next Destination in Neighborhoods to Nature Walking Series

    Posted: 10/19/2016

    Next Monday, the City of Knoxville will host the second in a series of “Neighborhoods to Nature” walks, designed to encourage citizens to discover nearby parks and greenways while also promoting physical activity. Read More

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    Event Offers Insight on Disability Employment Issues

    Posted: 10/19/2016

    October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and the Knoxville Area Employment Consortium (KAEC) is hosting a Disability Employment Awareness Breakfast Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016 from 7:45 – 9:30 a.m. at the Downtown Hilton, 501 West Church Avenue. Free parking is available in the garage next to the Hilton. Read More

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    Portion of N. Central St. Closed Oct. 20

    Posted: 10/19/2016

    Construction work by Norfolk Southern Railway will close a short portion of North Central Street between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20. Read More

  • Library's Books Sandwiched In Series Presents "Rac(e)ing to Class" Oct. 26

    Library's Books Sandwiched In Series Presents "Rac(e)ing to Class" Oct. 26

    Posted: 10/18/2016

    Knox County Public Library invites the public to join Jackie Clay and Ronni Chandler for a discussion of Rac(e)ing to Class: Confronting Race and Poverty in Schools and Classrooms by H. Richard Milner IV and Tyrone Howard, Wednesday, October 26, noon to 1:00 pm in the East Tennessee History Center auditorium, 601 South Gay Street, in this month’s Books Sandwiched In, a program series sponsored by the Friends of Knox County Public Library. Read More

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    Fort Dickerson Quarry Lake Public Meeting Draws Big Response

    Posted: 10/18/2016

    A large and enthusiastic crowd showed up Monday, Oct. 17, to the public meeting for Phase 1 of a Fort Dickerson Park project that will include quarry lake access improvements. Read More

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    Simplified Explanation of Charter Amendments Available on City's Website

    Posted: 10/13/2016

    Early voting begins next Wednesday, Oct. 19, for the Nov. 8 election. At the end of the ballot – after selections for president, Congress and the state Legislature – there are four proposed amendments to the Knoxville City Charter. Read More

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    KPD Chief Rausch Participates in White House Frontiers Conference

    Posted: 10/13/2016

    On Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, Knoxville Police Chief David Rausch served as a presenter during the White House Frontiers Conference in Pittsburgh, Pa.  Read More

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    KFD Holds Memorial Service Oct. 12, 2016

    Posted: 10/12/2016

    The Knoxville Fire Department held its annual memorial service honoring fallen firefighters Wednesday, Oct. 12 Fallen Firefighter Memorial Park at Headquarters Station (600 Summit Hill Ave.) in Downtown Knoxville. Read More

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    Talahi Park to Receive State Grant for Preservation

    Posted: 10/11/2016

    On Monday, Oct. 17 at 4 p.m. at Talahi Park (1034 Cherokee Blvd.), State Rep. Eddie Smith will present a $30,000 grant from the state of Tennessee to the Kingston Pike/Sequoyah Hills Association for the preservation of the historic Sunhouse Fountain on Cherokee Boulevard at the entrance to Talahi Park.  Read More

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    Public Meeting Oct. 18 on Short-Term Rentals Regulation

    Posted: 10/11/2016

    Chief Policy Officer and Deputy to the Mayor Bill Lyons and other City staff will hold a public meeting on Oct. 18 at 5:30 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church (201 E. Third Ave.) to discuss the regulation of Short-Term Rentals such as Airbnb, etc. Read More

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    KFD Celebrates Fire Prevention Week at Market Square Oct. 13

    Posted: 10/11/2016

    The Knoxville Fire Department (KFD) will celebrate Fire Prevention Week by hosting An Evening With The Firefighters on Market Square on Oct. 13 starting at 5 p.m. Read More

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    Ribbon Cutting Oct. 13 for City's Newest Piece of Public Art

    Posted: 10/10/2016

    Members of the RiverHill Gateway Neighborhood Association, Mayor Madeline Rogero, members of City Council and members of the Public Arts Committee will hold a ribbon cutting at 5 p.m. on Oct. 13 to reveal the City's newest piece of public art at 200 E. Hill Ave. (near the intersection with Hall of Fame Drive/Volunteer Landing Lane). Read More

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    Lanes Closed on 400 Block S. Gay St. Oct. 12

    Posted: 10/10/2016

    The mixed-use redevelopment of the unique and historic Kress Building, 417 S. Gay St., is underway, and a Wednesday morning concrete pour will temporarily close three of the four lanes in that block of South Gay Street. Read More

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    Public Meeting Oct. 17 on Ft. Dickerson Park & Quarry Improvements

    Posted: 10/10/2016

    Mayor Madeline Rogero, City Council members, City Parks and Recreation Department staff, and representatives of Legacy Parks Foundation, Aslan Foundation and Sanders Pace Architecture with PORT Urbanism will hold a public meeting Oct. 17 at 5:30 p.m. at the Kern's Bakery Building (2110 Chapman Hwy.) on Fort Dickerson Park and quarry lake improvements. Read More

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    Knoxville Community Band to Perform Free Concert Oct. 16, 2016

    Posted: 10/10/2016

    The Knoxville Community Band will perform a free concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, at the Tennessee Amphitheatre at World’s Fair Park. Read More

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    Mayor Meets with Annoor Academy Students, Staff

    Posted: 10/10/2016

    On Monday, October 10, 2016, Mayor Madeline Rogero visited students and staff at the Annoor Academy of Knoxville, a private Islamic school. Read More

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    Save Our Sons Sponsors Mobile Career Fair Oct. 14, 2016

    Posted: 10/07/2016

    As part of its mission to bring together key stakeholders to implement a coherent “cradle-to-college or career” strategy for improving the life outcomes of all young people, with a special focus on boys and young men of color, the City’s Save Our Sons program is sponsoring a jobs initiative next week. Read More

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    Crowd of 1,000 at Legacy Parks Luncheon Hears from Patagonia's VP

    Posted: 10/07/2016

    Nearly 1,000 civic, business, and community leaders gathered today to support Legacy Parks Foundation at its annual Legacy Luncheon for the Parks. The event featured comments by Rick Ridgeway, the mountaineer and vice president of the apparel company, Patagonia, and announcements from Legacy Parks. It was held along the bank of the Tennessee River at UT Cherokee Farm. Read More

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    Public Meeting Oct. 20 Regarding Updating South Waterfront Codes

    Posted: 10/06/2016

    At an Oct. 20 public meeting, City officials will present updates to the South Waterfront Form Based Code. Read More

  • KAT to Offer New Outreach and Listening Sessions

    KAT to Offer New Outreach and Listening Sessions

    Posted: 10/05/2016

    With the success of the Trolleys on Tap outreach sessions, Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) is expanding outreach to several downtown neighborhoods, heading out to coffee shops and craft breweries to hear from close-in neighborhood residents about transit in Knoxville. The “Transit on Tap” sessions will run from October through mid November and reach locations near Fourth and Gill, Old North Knox, Island Home, and Downtown North/Central Ave. Read More

  • Boo! at the Zoo Kicks Off Oct. 6, 2016

    Boo! at the Zoo Kicks Off Oct. 6, 2016

    Posted: 10/05/2016

    BOO! at the Zoo presented by U.S. Cellular® kicks off Knoxville’s largest Halloween event beginning Thursday, Oct. 6th. Knoxville’s largest Halloween event features 12 nights of safe and not-too-scary fun scheduled over three weekends; Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 6-9, and continuing Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 13-16 and Oct. 20-23, from 5:30-8:00 p.m. each evening. Read More

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    Repaving of Downtown Streets Begins This Week

    Posted: 10/04/2016

    Starting this week and continuing through the end of fall, more than 6 miles of downtown City streets will be repaved. Read More

  • KUB Natural Gas Work Starting at Morgan Circle, UT Rugby Field, and Third Creek Greenway

    KUB Natural Gas Work Starting at Morgan Circle, UT Rugby Field, and Third Creek Greenway

    Posted: 10/04/2016

    Starting Wednesday, October 5, Knoxville Utilities Board will perform work on the natural gas system near Morgan Circle, Third Creek Greenway, and the University of Tennessee Rugby Field. The work will occur daily between 7 a.m. – 4 p.m., and is expected to be completed by Saturday, October 8 (weather permitting).  Read More

  • KUB Lane Closures on Kingston Pike, W. Glenwood Ave.

    KUB Lane Closures on Kingston Pike, W. Glenwood Ave.

    Posted: 10/04/2016

    Due to utility maintenance, KUB will have lane closures on Kingston Pike and West Glenwood Ave. on October 5, 2016. Read More

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    Child Safety Seat Checkpoint October 8, 2016

    Posted: 10/03/2016

    The Knoxville Police Department will conduct a free child car seat checkpoint on Saturday, October 8, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 917 E. Fifth Avenue. Read More

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    Crews Rebuilding North 22nd St. Intersection at Cumberland Ave.

    Posted: 10/03/2016

    Next weekend – taking advantage of fall break at the University of Tennessee and no home Vol football game – crews will be rebuilding the intersection of Cumberland Avenue at 22nd Street. Read More

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    Public Meeting Oct. 13 on Two Streetscape and Utility Upgrade Projects

    Posted: 10/03/2016

    Representatives with the City of Knoxville Redevelopment and Engineering departments and Knoxville Utilities Board representatives will hold a public meeting on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 regarding two streetscape and utility upgrade projects – Central Street and Jackson Avenue. Read More

  • Gazelle Escapes Zoo's Habitat and Injures Jaw

    Gazelle Escapes Zoo's Habitat and Injures Jaw

    Posted: 10/03/2016

    A Thomson’s gazelle escaped from Zoo Knoxville’s Grasslands Africa habitat late Sunday night and sustained a jaw injury.  Read More

  • Library Foundation to Present the Historic Archive of the Knoxville News Sentinel to the Library

    Library Foundation to Present the Historic Archive of the Knoxville News Sentinel to the Library

    Posted: 10/03/2016

    Knox County Public Library Foundation will officially donate the digitized version of historic archive of the Knoxville News Sentinel from 1922-1990 to officials at the public library at a luncheon celebration at noon on Tuesday, October 4 at the East Tennessee History Center.  Read More

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    City Website Maintenance Oct. 1, 2016

    Posted: 09/30/2016

    Due to maintenance, several applications on the City's website at www.knoxvilletn.gov will not be available on Saturday, October 1 between 5 a.m. and 7 a.m. Read More

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    Several Street Closures for Weekend Special Events Downtown

    Posted: 09/30/2016

    A unique outdoor dinner celebrating Knoxville’s 225th anniversary, a farmers’ market, a movie screening, a 5K race and a festival will make for a festive downtown this weekend. Motorists are advised that some streets – and the Gay Street Bridge on Sunday – will be closed to accommodate the special events. Read More

  • Library to Offer Windows 10–based Computer Workshops

    Library to Offer Windows 10–based Computer Workshops

    Posted: 09/27/2016

    Knox County Public Library is pleased to announce a new series of computer workshops based on Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system.  Read More

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    Groups Plan Variety of National Night Out Events Oct. 4

    Posted: 09/27/2016

    Sixteen neighborhood groups have now signed up with the Knoxville Police Department to hold a “National Night Out” (NNO) event next Tuesday evening, Oct. 4. Read More

  • Free Admission to Zoo Oct. 4 for Visitors Age 65 and Up

    Free Admission to Zoo Oct. 4 for Visitors Age 65 and Up

    Posted: 09/27/2016

    Seniors age 65 and over are invited to enjoy free zoo admission and parking on Senior Day at Zoo Knoxville, presented by Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel and Crematory, on Tuesday, October 4, 2016. Seniors will also receive a 10% discount on concessions and on purchases in the Zoo Shop. Read More

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    Commemorate 2017 Local Events with Nighttime Color on Henley Bridge

    Posted: 09/26/2016

    Organizing a festival or a public awareness campaign in 2017? Now’s the time to request a commemorative lighting of the Henley Bridge deck lights, as City staff prepares to schedule and program the bridge lighting sequences for next year. Read More

  • KAT Announces Proposed Service Improvements for January 2017

    KAT Announces Proposed Service Improvements for January 2017

    Posted: 09/26/2016

    Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) is pleased to announce a proposal for service improvements, which were introduced to the Knoxville Transportation Authority (KTA) last week. The proposed changes affect 13 bus routes as well as one Trolley route, and include later evening service, Sunday service on Route 23 Millertown Pike and Route 33 MLK, as well as more frequent Saturday service on Route 12 Western Ave. and Route 22 Broadway.  Read More

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    Rebuild of Intersection of Gay St. at Clinch Ave. to Detour Motorists

    Posted: 09/23/2016

    Crews will be closing the intersection of South Gay Street and Clinch Avenue, starting Monday, Sept. 26, as the third of three rough, uneven adjacent intersections is being reconstructed. Read More

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    Zoo Knoxville Announces Gender and Name of Baby Gorilla

    Posted: 09/23/2016

    The newest baby born at Zoo Knoxville is a girl, and the tiny Western lowland gorilla has been christened Andi. Read More

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    Plans Review and Inspections to Introduce Expedited Permits

    Posted: 09/22/2016

    In an effort to reduce wait time for the commercial permit approval of less complicated projects, the City’s Plans Review and Inspections Department has released its expedited permits program.  Read More

  • KAT Continues to Get UT Football Fans to Home Games

    KAT Continues to Get UT Football Fans to Home Games

    Posted: 09/22/2016

    After encouraging fans to use KAT’s regular fixed route service to attend UT Football’s Thursday home opener, the transit system continues to see an increase in ridership on game days.  Read More

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    Lakeshore Park Admin Building Ribbon Cutting Held

    Posted: 09/21/2016

    The historic and architectural landmark that has towered over the heart of what is now Lakeshore Park for well over a century will remain a mystery no longer to area residents. Read More

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    City Awarded KaBOOM! Grant for Downtown Slides Project

    Posted: 09/20/2016

    KaBOOM! announced today that the City of Knoxville was selected as a $25,000 winner for its “Downtown Slides” project in the Play Everywhere Challenge, a $1 million national competition that will fund innovative ideas to make play easy, available, and fun for kids and families in cities across the nation. Read More

  • East and Northeast Knoxville Economic Summit Sept. 29, 2016

    East and Northeast Knoxville Economic Summit Sept. 29, 2016

    Posted: 09/19/2016

    City Council member Nick Della Volpe and members of four area business and professional associations, together with Knoxville Chamber, Metropolitan Planning Commission, and Knoxville Entrepreneur Center representatives well hold a East and Northeast Knoxville Economic Summit from 5-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at the John T. O’Connor Senior Citizens Center, 611 Winona St. Read More

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    City Celebrates Citizenship Day, Embraces Diversity

    Posted: 09/19/2016

    The City of Knoxville helped with the national celebration of Citizenship Day (Sept. 16) and Welcoming Week (Sept. 17-23), which brings together immigrants and U.S.-born residents in a spirit of unity. Read More

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    Police Advisory & Review Committee Meeting Oct. 13, 2016

    Posted: 09/16/2016

    Members of the Police Advisory and Review Committee (PARC) will hold their quarterly meeting on OCt. 13 at 6 p.m. at Vestal United Methodist Church, 115 Ogle Ave. Read More

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    City Website Maintenance Sept. 18, 2016

    Posted: 09/16/2016

    Due to maintenance, several applications on the City's website at www.knoxvilletn.gov will not be available on Sunday, September 18 between 5 a.m. and 8 a.m. Read More

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    Planned Prescribed Burn to Help Native Species

    Posted: 09/15/2016

    For the first time in decades, the City of Knoxville is asking state officials to manage a small prescribed burn of 1.4 acres in Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness – a move that will help native plant species regain a foothold against aggressive invasive species. Read More

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    City DBE Awards Ceremony Salutes Outstanding Performance by Small Businesses

    Posted: 09/15/2016

    The City of Knoxville’s Purchasing Department held its first Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 14, to recognize small, women-owned and minority-owned businesses for outstanding performance, as well as City departments committed to reaching out to DBEs with procurement contracts. Read More

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    Ribbon Cutting & Open House Scheduled for Sept 21 at Historically Restored Building in Lakeshore Park

    Posted: 09/14/2016

    Mayor Madeline Rogero, City Council, City officials and Lakeshore Park Board representatives will host an open house at 4 p.m. on Sept. 21 for the Lakeshore administration building, which recently underwent a $3.3 million historic restoration. The building is located in Lakeshore Park at 5930 Lyons View Pike. Read More

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    Testimony of Investigator Key to Keeping Violent Offenders Behind Bars

    Posted: 09/13/2016

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch today named Officer Dan Paidousis the May Officer of the Month for the Knoxville Police Department. Officer Paidousis has been with the department since January 1991. Read More

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    Officer Honored with Life Saving Award for Response to Victim of Multiple Gun Shot Wounds

    Posted: 09/13/2016

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch today awarded the Life Saving Award to Knoxville Police Department Officer Stephanie Wilson. Officer Wilson has been with KPD since March 2005. Read More

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    Knoxville Police Department Officer Saves Shooting Victim’s Life

    Posted: 09/13/2016

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch today awarded the Knoxville Police Department’s Life Saving Award to Officer Ryan Ayers. Officer Ayers has been with the department since January 2014.  Read More

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    KPD Recruit Honored For Actions Resulting In Arrest of Wanted Suspect

    Posted: 09/13/2016

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch today named Recruit Connor Cox the June Employee of the Month for the Knoxville Police Department. Recruit Cox has been with KPD since November 2015.  Read More

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    Response To Traffic Complaint Earns Officer Honors

    Posted: 09/13/2016

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Chief David Rausch today named Officer David Lee the June Officer of the Month for the Knoxville Police Department. Officer Lee has been with KPD since November 2003.  Read More

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    Officer Craig McNew Awarded Metro Drug Coalition’s Innovations In Substance Abuse Prevention Award

    Posted: 09/13/2016

    Knoxville Police Department Officer Craig McNew was recently awarded a Community Champion Award from the Metro Drug Coalition. Officer McNew was honored with the Innovations in Substance Abuse Prevention Award for helping implement a groundbreaking prevention project to promote safe disposal of unwanted medications.  Read More

  • Free WiFi Coming to Knoxville Convention Center

    Free WiFi Coming to Knoxville Convention Center

    Posted: 09/13/2016

    Visit Knoxville is proud to announce that the Knoxville Convention Center will now have free wireless internet for future events.  Read More

  • Zoo Knoxville Announces Birth of Gorilla Baby

    Zoo Knoxville Announces Birth of Gorilla Baby

    Posted: 09/12/2016

    Zoo Knoxville is celebrating the birth of a critically endangered Western lowland gorilla baby, the third born in Knoxville since 2015.  Read More

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    Codes Enforcement Sweep for Fourth & Gill Area Set for Sept. 16

    Posted: 09/12/2016

    City inspectors will be conducting their third and likely last 2016 codes enforcement sweep in the Fourth and Gill neighborhood on Friday morning, Sept. 16 starting at 9:30 a.m. Read More

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    City to Hold Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Awards Ceremony Sept. 14

    Posted: 09/12/2016

    Mayor Madeline Rogero and City staff will hold a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) awards ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 14 in the Small Assembly Room starting at 8 a.m. Read More

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    Fifth Annual "Doggie Dip" Slated for Sunday, Sept. 11

    Posted: 09/08/2016

    The Knoxville Parks and Recreation Department will offer the fifth annual “Doggie Dip” on Sunday, Sept. 11, from 1-6 p.m. at Inskip Pool, 4204 Bruhin Road. Read More

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    Road Closures for Events Sept. 9-11, 2016

    Posted: 09/07/2016

    There will be road closures on Wall Ave., Market St., Union Ave., University Ave. Main St., and World's Fair Park Dr. for events this weekend Sept. 9-11, 2016 Read More

  • What's New at the Tennessee Valley Fair for 2016

    What's New at the Tennessee Valley Fair for 2016

    Posted: 09/06/2016

    The Tennessee Valley Fair is set to debut a variety of new and noteworthy attractions for East Tennesseans to enjoy, September 9-18. Read More

  • KUB Lane Closures on Wall Ave. Sept. 7-8

    KUB Lane Closures on Wall Ave. Sept. 7-8

    Posted: 09/06/2016

    KUB crews will close a section of Wall Avenue between Market Square and Walnut Street daily, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Wednesday, September 7, and Thursday, September 8, as work is performed on both the water distribution and wastewater collection systems in the area. Read More

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    Child Safety Seat Checkpoint September 10, 2016

    Posted: 09/05/2016

    The Knoxville Police Department will conduct a free child car seat checkpoint on Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 917 E. Fifth Avenue. Read More

  • New Giraffe Arrives at Zoo Knoxville

    New Giraffe Arrives at Zoo Knoxville

    Posted: 09/04/2016

    Frances the giraffe arrived in Knoxville today to join the zoo’s herd in the Grasslands Africa habitat. Read More

  • KUB to Purge Air from a Natural Gas Pipeline Sept. 6

    KUB to Purge Air from a Natural Gas Pipeline Sept. 6

    Posted: 09/02/2016

    On Tuesday, September 6, between the hours of 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., KUB will perform a process called “purging” to remove air and replace it with natural gas in the newly-installed natural gas pipeline at in the area of Lakeshore Park, S. Northshore Drive, Westland Drive, and Lyons View Pike. This work is weather dependent.  Read More

  • KUB Lane Closures on Rugby Ave., W. Summit Hill & Clinch Ave.

    KUB Lane Closures on Rugby Ave., W. Summit Hill & Clinch Ave.

    Posted: 09/02/2016

    Due to utility maintenance KUB will have lane closures on Rugby Ave., W. Summit Hill & Clinch Ave. Read More

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    Cumberland Ave. Excavation Work: Daytime Lane Shift, Nighttime Detour

    Posted: 09/01/2016

    Starting after Labor Day, a City contractor will be excavating and removing buried pre-World War II trolley tracks from the center of Cumberland Avenue – a task that will require a 10-day around-the-clock lane shift plus overnight closures of the westbound lane of Cumberland for nine consecutive nights. Read More

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    Knoxville, Knox County Commemorate 15th Anniversary of 9/11

    Posted: 09/01/2016

    On Sunday morning, Sept. 11, the City of Knoxville and Knox County will hold a joint 9/11 Memorial Service to honor those who lost their lives during the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Read More

  • Movies on Market Square Lineup Announced

    Movies on Market Square Lineup Announced

    Posted: 08/31/2016

    The silver screen is set to light up Friday nights on Market Square starting September 9 with a Disney classic. Based on a community-wide vote, this year's lineup of Knox County Public Library's Movies on Market Square features several Disney favorites and other blockbusters. Read More

  • Available Transit Services to UT's First Home Game

    Available Transit Services to UT's First Home Game

    Posted: 08/31/2016

    Looking for the best way to get to the game on Thursday, September 1? Knoxville Area Transit has some options laid out for you. Read More

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    Arts & Culture Alliance Hosts Once in a Lifetime Event on Gay St. Bridge

    Posted: 08/30/2016

    The Arts & Culture Alliance invites guests to enjoy a truly unique dining experience on the Gay Street Bridge at Knoxville’s once in a lifetime celebration of the City of Knoxville’s 225th Birthday. Dinner on the Bridge takes place on Sunday, October 2, beginning at 5:30 PM. Read More

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    City to Offer Class on Starting a Neighborhood Organization

    Posted: 08/30/2016

    The City of Knoxville’s Office of Neighborhoods is offering a September workshop on how to start a neighborhood organization in the city.  Read More

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    Labor Day 2016 Schedule for City of Knoxville Services

    Posted: 08/29/2016

    City of Knoxville offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 5, for the Labor Day holiday.  Read More

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    Native-Plant Small Wetland Proposed Next Step in Fountain City Lake Restoration

    Posted: 08/26/2016

    The City of Knoxville has invested more than $260,000 updating and repairing the water-quality infrastructure at Fountain City Lake. Read More

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    Anticipate Several Downtown Street Closures for Events Aug. 26-31, 2016

    Posted: 08/26/2016

    Starting today and extending into next week, anticipate a mix of fun special events but also some temporary street closures throughout downtown Knoxville. Read More

  • KUB Lane Closures on Walnut, W. Summit Hill, S. Northshore, Boyds Bridge

    KUB Lane Closures on Walnut, W. Summit Hill, S. Northshore, Boyds Bridge

    Posted: 08/26/2016

    Due to utility maintenance, KUB will have lane closures on Walnut Street, W. Summit Hill Drive, S. Northshore Drive, and Boyds Bridge Pike through September 1, 2016. Read More

  • Zoo Knoxville Hosts Pokémon Play Day Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016

    Zoo Knoxville Hosts Pokémon Play Day Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016

    Posted: 08/26/2016

    Zoo Knoxville is hosting Pokémon Play Day on Saturday, August 27 from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Specially-priced $10 tickets are available with advanced purchase online. Read More

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    City Website Maintenance Aug. 28, 2016

    Posted: 08/25/2016

    Due to maintenance, several applications on the City's website at www.knoxvilletn.gov will not be available on Sunday, August 28 between 5 a.m. and 7 a.m. Read More

  • Knoxville Extreme Energy Makeover Celebrates Its First Year

    Knoxville Extreme Energy Makeover (KEEM) Celebrates Its First Year

    Posted: 08/25/2016

    Today, local partners and community members gathered to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Knoxville Extreme Energy Makeover (KEEM), a program launched last year to improve the energy efficiency of more than 1,200 homes in Knoxville.  Read More

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    City Court Cancels Sept. 1 Evening Court Session

    Posted: 08/24/2016

    Knoxville City Court has canceled the evening court session scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 1, due to conflicts with the University of Tennessee’s football home opener and anticipated traffic slowdowns in downtown Knoxville. Read More

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    Mayor Announces Promotions in Communications Department

    Posted: 08/22/2016

    Mayor Madeline Rogero today announced two promotions in the City of Knoxville Communications Department. Jesse Fox Mayshark will become Senior Director of Communications and Government Relations, and Eric Vreeland will be Deputy Director of Communications. Read More

  • KEEM One Year Anniversary Celebration Aug. 25, 2016

    KEEM One Year Anniversary Celebration Aug. 25, 2016

    Posted: 08/22/2016

    On Thursday, August 25 at 2 p.m., Mayor Madeline Rogero, local officials and members of the Knoxville Extreme Energy Makeover (KEEM) Team will celebrate the one-year anniversary of the $15 million TVA-funded program to provide energy upgrades for 1,200+ Knoxville homes. Read More

  • KUB Lane Closures on Gill Ave. and Henley St.

    KUB Lane Closures on Gill Ave. and Henley St.

    Posted: 08/22/2016

    Due to utility maintenance, KUB will have lane closures on Gill Avenue and Henley St. on Aug. 23. Read More

  • KUB Lane Closures on Church, Clinch, Gay, Cumberland and Island Home

    KUB Lane Closures on Church, Clinch, Gay, Cumberland and Island Home

    Posted: 08/19/2016

    Due to utility maintenance, KUB Lane Closures on Church, Clinch, Gay, Cumberland and Island Home. Read More

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    Gay St. Block to Close One Night for Installation of Tennessee Theatre Sign

    Posted: 08/19/2016

    A one-block section of South Gay Street will be closed overnight Tuesday as two cranes hoist a refurbished Tennessee Theatre vertical sign back into position. Read More

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    Knoxville Smarter Cities Partnership Stakeholder Council Meeting Set for Aug. 23

    Posted: 08/18/2016

    On Tuesday, Aug. 23, the Knoxville Smarter Cities Partnership Stakeholder Council will meet to hear updates on local efforts to improve the quality, comfort and affordability of lower-income homes through energy efficiency. Read More

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    TDOT Traffic Alert for Kingston Pike Starting Aug. 21

    Posted: 08/18/2016

    Motorists traveling in Knox County should be aware of lane closures taking place on Kingston Pike (State Route 1) in the upcoming weeks. Read More

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    Public Officer Hearings Rescheduled for Aug. & Sept.

    Posted: 08/18/2016

    The City’s monthly Public Officer Hearings scheduled for Aug. 26, 2016, and Sept. 30, 2016, have been rescheduled for one combined hearing on Friday, Sept. 9, 2016.  Read More

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    Plan Your Commute, Parking Options for Vols' Thursday, Sept. 1, Season Opener

    Posted: 08/17/2016

    With the University of Tennessee’s football home opener on Thursday, Sept. 1, fans heading to the game should anticipate some logistical deviations from a traditional Saturday game. Read More

  • Touch a Truck This Saturday at Zoo Knoxville

    Touch a Truck This Saturday at Zoo Knoxville

    Posted: 08/17/2016

    This Saturday, zoo-goers can get hands-on with big trucks, emergency vehicles, race cars and special equipment that rival the animals for size and speed. Touch A Truck, presented by Meade Tractor, will be held on Saturday, August 20, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. To make the day even more fun, the first 500 children age 12 and under to arrive will receive a free child’s-sized construction hat. Read More

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    City Renames Street to Honor East Knoxville Community Advocate, Businessman

    Posted: 08/16/2016

    Milligan Street, between Magnolia and Martin Luther King Jr. avenues, will be renamed Beal Bourne Street to honor the longtime community advocate and local businessman. Read More

  • KUB To Close Section of First Creek Greenway Aug. 16

    KUB To Close Section of First Creek Greenway Aug. 16

    Posted: 08/15/2016

    On Tuesday, August 16, from 7 a.m. - 4 p.m., Knoxville Utilities Board will perform work on the water distribution system near the intersection of E. Glenwood Avenue and N. Sixth Avenue.  Read More

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    Special Events Invites Organizations to Join Christmas in the City Event Line-up

    Posted: 08/15/2016

    Knoxville may be experiencing 90-degree weather, but the City’s Office of Special Events is thinking about Christmas lights and candy canes. Read More

  • Vote for Movies on Market Square

    Vote for Movies on Market Square

    Posted: 08/15/2016

    Knox County Public Library’s Movies on Market Square is gearing up for its 13th season of family-friendly outdoor movies in the heart of downtown Knoxville.  Read More

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    Two City Roadway Improvement Projects to Begin Monday

    Posted: 08/12/2016

    Crews will begin work on two separate City roadway projects on Monday, Aug. 15, leading to the road closure of a portion of Hill Avenue and limited lane closures on Weisgarber Road. Read More

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    New UT Students, Be Aware of New City Parking Rules

    Posted: 08/11/2016

    This weekend, thousands of University of Tennessee students new to Knoxville will be moving into apartments and dormitories. The City of Knoxville and Public Building Authority (PBA) officials welcome the students and remind them and their parents of new City parking enforcement regulations that took effect July 1. Read More

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    Greenways Study: Build 24 Miles of New Trails to Create Connected Citywide Network

    Posted: 08/11/2016

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero, greenway planners and Greenways Commission members on Thursday unveiled a detailed plan for strategically adding 24 miles of connective greenways in 13 different corridors. Read More

  • Knoxville up for Top Adventure Town in Blue Ridge Outdoor Magazine

    Knoxville up for Top Adventure Town in Blue Ridge Outdoor Magazine

    Posted: 08/09/2016

    Knoxville, Tennessee has been nominated for Top Adventure Town in Blue Ridge Magazine. Last year Knoxville beat out many cities in a similar campaign titled "Top Towns" from the same publication. In the first round Knoxville is competing against Greensboro, North Carolina. Read More

  • Zoo's Feast with the Beasts this Saturday, Aug. 13

    Zoo's Feast with the Beasts this Saturday, Aug. 13

    Posted: 08/09/2016

    Zoo Knoxville invites guests to do a little grazing, try out some new watering holes and shake their tail feathers at Knoxville’s largest food and drink sampling event. Feast with the Beasts, presented by ORNL Federal Credit Union, takes place on Saturday, August 13 from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. at Zoo Knoxville.  Read More

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    Child Safety Seat Checkpoint August 13, 2016

    Posted: 08/08/2016

    The Knoxville Police Department will conduct a free child car seat checkpoint on Saturday, August 13, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 917 E. Fifth Avenue. Read More

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    KPD Kicks Off Two Child Safety Initiatives as Children Return To School

    Posted: 08/08/2016

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch announced the launch of two programs that are designed for the safety of our children.  Read More

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    City Website Maintenance Aug. 6

    Posted: 08/05/2016

    Due to maintenance, several applications on the City's website at www.knoxvilletn.gov will not be available on Sunday, August 6 between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. Read More

  • KUB Lane Closures on Kingston Pike, Henley St., and Atlantic Ave.

    KUB Lane Closures on Kingston Pike, Henley St., and Atlantic Ave.

    Posted: 08/05/2016

    KUB will have lane closures on Kingston Pike, Henley St., and Atlantic Ave. from Aug. 7-9 Read More

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    Cumberland Ave. Paving Schedule Adjusted

    Posted: 08/04/2016

    The schedule for overnight pavings along a three-block section of Cumberland Avenue has been adjusted to include Friday night and early Saturday morning, Aug. 5-6. Read More

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    Parks and Recreation Welcomes Challenge Grant Applications

    Posted: 08/04/2016

    The City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting applications for its 2016-17 Challenge Grant Program, which offers grants to nonprofit projects associated with public parks or recreation facilities within the City limits.  Read More

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    Fire Department to Hold Open House at Downtown Fire Station

    Posted: 08/03/2016

    The Knoxville Fire Department will host an open house event at the Downtown Fire Station located at 600 Summit Hill Ave. on Saturday, August 13 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Read More

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    Construction to Close Downtown Intersection of Church and Gay

    Posted: 08/03/2016

    The downtown intersection of Church Avenue and South Gay Street will be closed from Thursday, Aug. 4, through Friday, Aug. 12 – part of a $1.5 million rebuild of the 700 block of South Gay Street, between Cumberland and Church avenues. Read More

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    Public Meeting Aug. 25 on Design of Fountain City Lake Wetland

    Posted: 08/02/2016

    City staff, representatives of environmental engineering firm LDA Engineering, Lions Club members, Fountain City residents and lake stakeholders will participate in a public meeting on Aug. 25 regarding the design of the Fountain City Lake wetland. The meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the Lions Club Building located at Fountain City Park, 5345 N. Broadway. Read More

  • KUB Lane Closure on State St. Aug. 3

    KUB Lane Closure on State St. Aug. 3

    Posted: 08/02/2016

    KUB crews will close a section of State Street between Union Avenue and Commerce Avenue from 7 a.m.- 3 p.m., Wednesday, August 3, as work is performed on the electric distribution system in the area. Read More

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    Overnight Pavings Scheduled on 3-Block Section of Cumberland Ave.

    Posted: 08/02/2016

    A series of overnight pavings along a three-block section of Cumberland Avenue, starting at 9 p.m. today (Tuesday, Aug. 2), will establish the roadway at its correct new height while providing better access to the entrances of businesses. Read More

  • Pokémon GO Week at Zoo Knoxville

    Pokémon GO Week at Zoo Knoxville

    Posted: 08/01/2016

    Zoo Knoxville has declared August 1-7, 2016, as Pokémon GO Week. Players who show the Pokémon GO app on their mobile devices at the ticket window will receive $10 zoo admission for each member of their party to the zoo.  Read More

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    CANCELED - Public Meeting Aug. 8 Regarding Bicycle Lanes On N. Broadway

    Posted: 08/01/2016

    THIS MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELED & WILL BE RESCHEDULED AT A LATER DATE. Read More

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    Street Closures for Water Feature, Farmers' Market

    Posted: 07/29/2016

    Two special happenings on Saturday, July 30 – a downtown farmers’ market and the return of a 1,000-foot-long water slide – will mean the closure of a handful of streets. Read More

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    Remote-Controlled Mower Reduces Safety Hazards for Crews

    Posted: 07/29/2016

    The City of Knoxville’s Fleet Services Department has recently introduced a TRX-44-Pro Remote Control Slope Mower to reduce the safety risk to Public Service crews. Read More

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    Public Building Authority Opens Clinch Ave. Parking Services Office

    Posted: 07/26/2016

    To give downtown parkers more options and face-to-face personal service, the Public Building Authority has opened a parking services office at 535 W. Clinch Ave., on the street-level south side of the Locust Street Garage. Read More

  • KUB Lane Closure on Chapman Hwy. July 26-27

    KUB Lane Closure on Chapman Hwy. July 26-27

    Posted: 07/25/2016

    KUB crews will implement lane closures on a short section of Chapman Highway between Overbrook Drive and the southernmost intersection of Fronda Lane and Chapman Highway between 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., on Tuesday, July 26, and Wednesday, July 27, as work is performed on the natural gas distribution system in the area.  Read More

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    Goats Help Improve City Parks by Chewing on Kudzu

    Posted: 07/25/2016

    The City of Knoxville has once again called upon a herd of goats to rescue a park from the plague of the invasive exotic plant, kudzu. The goats are currently chewing their way through parts of Fort Dickerson Park and will eventually head over to City-owned property along Williams Creek. Read More

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    Knoxville Community Band Presents Free Concert Sunday; Portion Will Honor Pat Summitt

    Posted: 07/22/2016

    The Knoxville Community Band will perform a free concert on Sunday, July 24 at 3 p.m. at the World's Fair Park.  Read More

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    Documents Signed, Keys Transferred; Regal HQ Coming to South Waterfront

    Posted: 07/22/2016

    What was announced last fall is now official: Regal Entertainment Group will be moving its corporate headquarters and at least 345 employees to an anchor location on the South Waterfront, on the former Baptist Hospital site next to the Gay Street Bridge. Read More

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    Temporary Closures Scheduled Next Week in Cumberland Ave. Corridor

    Posted: 07/22/2016

    Next week, motorists should anticipate temporary lane or street closures in the Cumberland Avenue Corridor, including two overnight closures of a two-block section of Cumberland. Read More

  • Knox County’s First Zika Case Recorded in Traveler

    Knox County’s First Zika Case Recorded in Traveler

    Posted: 07/22/2016

    The Knox County Health Department (KCHD) received laboratory confirmation today from the Tennessee Department of Health of Knox County’s first Zika virus case.  Read More

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    City Applies H-1 Protection to Cal Johnson Building

    Posted: 07/21/2016

    The Knoxville City Council on Tuesday voted to apply H-1 historic overlay protection to the Cal Johnson Building, 301 State St., to ensure the preservation of the uniquely historic three-story structure. Read More

  • Zoo Knoxville Throwing an Elephant Birthday Party

    Zoo Knoxville Throwing an Elephant Birthday Party

    Posted: 07/21/2016

    Zoo Knoxville is throwing a pachyderm-sized party to celebrate the 2016 birthdays of Tonka, Jana and Edie, the zoo’s African elephants, at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 22. Read More

  • KUB: Summer Weather Has Impact on Customers’ Bills

    KUB: Summer Weather Has Impact on Customers’ Bills

    Posted: 07/20/2016

    With summer in full-swing, the warm weather is here to stay. As the mercury rises this week, the cooling units in customer’s homes and businesses will have to work harder to maintain a consistent temperature, impacting the bottom line customers see on their bill.  Read More

  • KUB Lane Closures on Lyons View Pike, Westland and State St.

    KUB Lane Closures on Lyons View Pike, Westland and State St.

    Posted: 07/20/2016

    Due to utility maintenance, KUB will have lane closures on Lyons View Pike, Westland and State St. July 20-22. Read More

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    700 Block of S. Gay St. to Reopen in August; More Downtown Improvements Schedule Through 2017

    Posted: 07/19/2016

    Five major downtown improvement projects – ranging from completing the reconstruction of the entire 700 block of South Gay Street to replacing 27,000 square feet of brick sidewalks on four blocks of Gay Street – are underway or soon will be started. Read More

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    Free 'Read and Ride with Daniel Tiger' Event Set for July 20

    Posted: 07/19/2016

    Knoxville youngsters are eagerly anticipating Daniel Tiger’s arrival to Knoxville this Wednesday, July 20. There has been such an overwhelming public interest for Wednesday’s free “Read and Ride with Daniel Tiger” event that officials have had to modify the schedule to ensure that every child has the opportunity to experience time with the striped PBS celebrity. Read More

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    Public Vehicle Auction Set for Aug. 8

    Posted: 07/18/2016

    Vehicles impounded by the City of Knoxville Police Department or Codes Enforcement will be sold at public auction (in compliance with the Tenn. Code Ann. 55-16-106) at the Vehicle Impound Lot On Vice Mayor Jack Sharp Road (formerly BMX Blvd) beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, August 8. Read More

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    City Crews Working Overtime for Excess Brush Due to Storms

    Posted: 07/18/2016

    City Public Service crews have extended brush collection hours to 6 p.m. this week in order to accommodate residences with unusually large volumes of brush caused by last week’s storms.v Read More

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    Inskip Pool Closure; Storm's Power Outage Damages Pool Motor

    Posted: 07/15/2016

    Inskip Pool will be closed today and probably tomorrow (Friday, July 15, and Saturday, July 16) due to a damaged pool motor from Thursday’s storm-related power outage. An outside contractor is currently repairing the motor. Read More

  • Partial Closure of Lakeshore Park Greenway July 19

    Partial Closure of Lakeshore Park Greenway July 19

    Posted: 07/15/2016

    KUB and its contractor will close a section of the Lakeshore Park Greenway from 8:00 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 19, to facilitate safe conditions as work is performed on the utility infrastructure in the park.  Read More

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    Kids Can Enjoy Free 'Read and Ride with Daniel Tiger' Event

    Posted: 07/15/2016

    Young children all over East Tennessee are invited to ride a Knoxville trolley with Daniel Tiger on Wednesday, July 20.  Read More

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    KPD Citizen's Police Academy Taking Applications

    Posted: 07/14/2016

    The Knoxville Police Department is currently taking applications for the Citizen's Police Academy.  Read More

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    Greenway Corridor Project Public Meeting Aug. 11

    Posted: 07/13/2016

    Mayor Madeline Rogero, City Council members, City Greenways Coordinator Lori Goerlich, members of the City Greenways Commission and representatives of Ross/Fowler will hold a Greenway Corridor Project public meeting on Aug. 11 at 5:30 p.m. at the John T. O’Connor Center, 611 Winona St. Read More

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    Anticipate Paving on Section of Kingston Pike July 14-15

    Posted: 07/13/2016

    Contractor crews on Thursday and possibly Friday will be repaving a section of Kingston Pike between Concord Street/Neyland Drive and Alcoa Highway, as part of the City’s road maintenance schedule that includes resurfacing 65 miles of streets each year. Read More

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    Mayor's Statement on Shootings in Louisiana, Minnesota and Texas

    Posted: 07/08/2016

    Mayor Rogero released the following statement regarding shootings in Minnesota, Texas and Louisiana: Read More

  • KUB Lane Closures on Deane Hill Dr. and Chapman Hwy.

    KUB Lane Closures on Deane Hill Dr. and Chapman Hwy.

    Posted: 07/08/2016

    Due to utility maintenance, KUB will have lane closures on Deane Hill Dr. on July 11 and Chapman Hwy. July 11-October. Read More

  • ‘Try Transit Week’ Highlights Improvements

    ‘Try Transit Week’ Highlights Improvements

    Posted: 07/07/2016

    Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) wants you to know that transit is a key component to a successful city, and that now is a great time to try it. Try Transit Week, July 11-16, 2016, will feature a variety of activities and events that will introduce new improvements to the system and give you an opportunity to try them out for yourself. Read More

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    Neighborhoods to Nature Walks to Promote Proximity to Outdoor Play

    Posted: 07/07/2016

    The City of Knoxville will be hosting a first-of-its-kind series of “Neighborhoods to Nature” walks, designed to encourage citizens to discover nearby parks and greenways while also promoting physical activity. Read More

  • KUB Partial Closure of Second Creek & Neyland Greenways through End of Sept. 2016

    KUB Partial Closure of Second Creek & Neyland Greenways through End of Sept. 2016

    Posted: 07/06/2016

    A small section of the Second Creek and Neyland Greenways will be closed as Knoxville Utilities Board and its contractor complete upgrades to the wastewater collection system as part of the Century II program.  Read More

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    Child Safety Seat Checkpoint July 9, 2016

    Posted: 07/04/2016

    The Knoxville Police Department will conduct a free child car seat checkpoint on Saturday, July 9, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 917 E. Fifth Avenue. Read More

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    KSO Introduces New Music Director at Independence Day Concert July 4th

    Posted: 07/01/2016

    The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will host the KSO 32nd Annual Free Pilot Flying J Independence Day Concert on Monday, July 4, 2016 on the Performance Lawn at World’s Fair Park at 8:00 p.m.  Read More

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    RFP Released to Assist City and MPC Update City’s Zoning Code

    Posted: 06/30/2016

    The City of Knoxville has issued a Request for Proposals to hire a consultant that will assist the Metropolitan Planning Commission with its update of the City’s decades-old zoning ordinance. Read More

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    City Council Moves Up Meeting Time to 6 p.m., Starting July 19

    Posted: 06/30/2016

    Starting with the regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, July 19, Knoxville City Council meetings will begin at 6 p.m. rather than 7 p.m. And the monthly meetings of Council’s Beer Board will begin at 5 p.m. rather than 6 p.m. Read More

  • KUB Lane Closures on Cumberland, W. Church, Sullivan and Terrace View

    KUB Lane Closures on Cumberland, W. Church, Sullivan and Terrace View

    Posted: 06/30/2016

    Due to utility mainteance, KUB will have lane closures on Cumberland Ave., W. Church Ave., Sullivan Road and Terrace View Drive. Read More

  • KUB Wastewater Work Near Victor Ashe Greenway at Bradshaw Rd. & Pleasant Ridge Rd. Intersection

    KUB Wastewater Work Near Victor Ashe Greenway at Bradshaw Rd. & Pleasant Ridge Rd. Intersection

    Posted: 06/30/2016

    On Friday, July 1, from 7 a.m. - 4 p.m., Knoxville Utilities Board will perform work on the wastewater collection system at the intersection of Bradshaw Road and Pleasant Ridge Road near Victor Ashe Greenway.  Read More

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    Holiday Weekend Events to Close Several Streets, Henley Bridge

    Posted: 06/30/2016

    This weekend, anticipate street closures to accommodate a downtown farmers’ market, a night-time 5K race on Neyland Drive and, of course, the launching of fireworks for the Festival on the Fourth finale. Read More

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    Tree Inventory Map Help Residents to Partner with City's Urban Foresters in Protecting, Planting Trees

    Posted: 06/29/2016

    Kasey Krouse isn’t joking when he encourages Knoxville residents to email a greeting, or pose a question, to their favorite trees. Read More

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    Back-to-Back Overnight Utility Installations to Close Sections of 17th St., Cumberland Ave.

    Posted: 06/29/2016

    Two overnight utility installations in the Cumberland Avenue Corridor will close sections of 17th Street and Cumberland Avenue on consecutive nights, but the duration of the work is being shortened, and the scheduling adjusted, to better accommodate a business on The Strip. Read More

  • Walnut Street Garage Takes a Step Back in History

    The Langley Garage Takes a Step Back in History

    Posted: 06/29/2016

    There's something new on the landscape of Knoxville. The Walnut Street Garage is currently having three large banners installed with historical photographs from the McClung Historical Collection. This project was a community effort and will make the garage stand out in a way that is aesthetically pleasing.  Read More

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    KPD Kicks Off Literacy Initiative for Children

    Posted: 06/29/2016

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch today announced a new reading initiative targeting at-risk youth through positive community engagement with KPD officers. The ‘If you READ you CAN BE…’ program will pair officers with children who are falling behind in their reading ability.  Read More

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    Statement on Pat Summitt from Mayor Rogero

    Posted: 06/28/2016

    Mayor Madeline Rogero issued a statement this morning on the passing of Coach Pat Summitt. Read More

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    City's Transfer Station to Begin Rate Changes

    Posted: 06/28/2016

    Rate and policy changes at the City of Knoxville’s Transfer Station, located at 1033 Elm St., are scheduled to go into effect on Monday, Aug. 1, 2016. Read More

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    City Services Holiday Schedule for July 4, 2016

    Posted: 06/27/2016

    While City offices will be closed for the Independence Day holiday on Monday, July 4, Waste Connections will run regularly scheduled residential garbage and recycling routes. Read More

  • KUB Lane Closures on State St., W. Church Ave., Highland Ave., Greenway Dr., Wrights Ferry Rd., Kingston Pk., Cedar Lane Rd.

    KUB Lane Closures on State St., W. Church Ave., Highland Ave., Greenway Dr., Wrights Ferry Rd., Kingston Pk., Cedar Lane Rd.

    Posted: 06/27/2016

    Due to utility maintenance, KUB will have lane closures on State St., W. Church Ave., Highland Ave., Greenway Dr., Wrights Ferry Rd., Kingston Pk., Cedar Lane Rd. Read More

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    Water Line Installation to Close Cumberland Ave.

    Posted: 06/24/2016

    Starting at 10 p.m. Monday, June 27, a contractor will be installing a new water line across Cumberland Avenue, promoting a closure of Cumberland between 17th and 19th streets until 6 a.m. Tuesday, June 28. Read More

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    City Reopens Fountain City Bridge with Added Pedestrian Options

    Posted: 06/23/2016

    Mayor Madeline Rogero, City Council members and Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization representatives cut the ribbon today and officially opened a Holbrook Drive replacement bridge, which crosses over Fountain Road in Fountain City. Read More

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    Bigger, Better Festival on the Fourth

    Posted: 06/23/2016

    The City’s Festival on the Fourth celebration in World’s Fair Park will feature Knoxville’s largest fireworks celebration, and in honor of the City’s 225th anniversary, the base of the Sunsphere will be illuminated with red, white and blue lights. Read More

  • KTA Board to Vote on Route Changes

    KTA Board to Vote on Route Changes

    Posted: 06/21/2016

    On Thursday of this week, The Knoxville Transportation Authority will be reviewing comments and voting on proposed KAT route changes to take effect in August of 2016.  Read More

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    Increased Parking Enforcement Begins Friday, July 1

    Posted: 06/21/2016

    City of Knoxville and Public Building Authority officials remind visitors to downtown and to the Cumberland Avenue Corridor that a number of changes related to garage and on-street parking will take effect on Friday, July 1. Read More

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    Rained-Out Concert Rescheduled for Wednesday, June 22

    Posted: 06/21/2016

    Are you ready for some soulful sounds of Gospel and jazz? Jazzspirations will be performing Wednesday, June 22, from 7-9 p.m. at the Bill Lyons Pavilion in Market Square. Read More

  • KUB Lane Closures on W. Church Ave., Cherokee Blvd., Paris Rd., and Piney Grove Church Rd.

    KUB Lane Closures on W. Church Ave., Cherokee Blvd., Paris Rd., and Piney Grove Church Rd.

    Posted: 06/21/2016

    Dut to utility maintenance, KUB will have lane closures on W. Church Ave., Cherokee Blvd., Paris Rd., and Piney Grove Church Rd. Read More

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    Mayor Rogero Names R.B. Morris as Knoxville's First Poet Laureate

    Posted: 06/20/2016

    Mayor Madeline Rogero today announced the appointment of writer, musician and playwright R.B. Morris as the first Poet Laureate of the City of Knoxville. Morris, whose poetry often reflects on East Tennessee culture and history, will serve up to two years in the newly created position. Read More

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    Unwanted Medication Collection to be Held June, 25, 2016

    Posted: 06/20/2016

    The Knoxville Police Department, Knox County and City Solid Waste Offices, the Knox County Health Department and members of the East Tennessee Regional Medication Collection Coalition will be on hand to collect and properly dispose of unwanted medicines Saturday, June 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Food City in Fountain City located at 4805 North Broadway near Adair Drive.  Read More

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    Four Weekend Events Prompt Downtown Street Closures

    Posted: 06/16/2016

    Four downtown events this weekend are expected to draw large crowds, and motorists are advised of accompanying road closures. Read More

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    Miller Appointed Deputy Chief; Assumes Command of Criminal Investigation Division

    Posted: 06/15/2016

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch today announced Kenny Miller as the department’s newest Deputy Chief. Deputy Chief Miller assumes command of the department’s Criminal Investigation Division.  Read More

  • KUB Lane Closures on Locust, Central, Union, and Beaumont

    KUB Lane Closures on Locust, Central, Union, and Beaumont

    Posted: 06/14/2016

    Due to utility maintenance, KUB will have lane closures on Locust St., S. Central St., Union Ave., and Beaumont Ave. Read More

  • Zoo Knoxville Hosts Superhero Saturday on June 18

    Zoo Knoxville Hosts Superhero Saturday on June 18

    Posted: 06/14/2016

    Marvel Comics favorites Spider-Man and Captain America are coming to Zoo Knoxville for a special appearance at Superhero Saturday presented by Advance Financial Foundation this Saturday, June 18, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. To make the event even more marvelous, kids ages 12 and under who come dressed as their favorite super hero get free admission with a paid adult admission.  Read More

  • Zoo Knoxville's Red Wolf Pup Now Has a Name

    Zoo Knoxville's Red Wolf Pup Now Has a Name

    Posted: 06/13/2016

    Zoo Knoxville’s wildly popular red wolf pup now officially has a name. Waya, (pronounced WAH-hyuh), is the Cherokee word for “wolf” and received the most votes after the zoo asked the community to help christen him. Read More

  • KUB Wastewater Work Occurring Adjacent to Second Creek

    KUB Wastewater Work Occurring Adjacent to Second Creek on Eastern Edge of UT Campus

    Posted: 06/10/2016

    Starting Monday, June 13, Knoxville Utilities Board wastewater collection system rehabilitation work occurring adjacent to Second Creek on the eastern edge of the University of Tennessee campus near Staff Parking Lot S7 (off Cumberland Avenue east of Estabrook Road) and Staff/Student Parking Lot S7/C15 (near Second Creek Greenway and the railroad crossing off Neyland Drive), will require an increased presence of construction vehicles, equipment, and workers as part of ongoing KUB Century II utility infrastructure upgrades.  Read More

  • Zoo Knoxville Throwing Gorilla Babies A Birthday Party

    Zoo Knoxville Throwing Gorilla Babies A Birthday Party

    Posted: 06/10/2016

    Zoo Knoxville’s gorilla babies have just turned one and the zoo is throwing them a party to celebrate. The festivities begin at 10:00 a.m. tomorrow, Saturday, June 11, at the Gorilla Valley courtyard. Read More

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    Recent Changes in Call Routing to Knoxville's 211 Service

    Posted: 06/09/2016

    Recent changes in the way calls are routed via 211, a help line funded by United Way organizations across the region to provide referrals to local community services, may be causing confusion and some frustration for citizens calling into the service from outside Knox County. Read More

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    Bike Walk Knoxville’s Summer Tour Series starts June 14

    Posted: 06/09/2016

    Bike Walk Knoxville (BWK) is hosting four events in the summer of 2016 where community members can tour the four corners of Knoxville neighborhoods (by bike or on foot) and meet with elected officials.  Read More

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    City Seeks Proposals for Redevelopment of Former State Supreme Court Site

    Posted: 06/09/2016

    The City has issued a Request for Proposals for a major mixed-use redevelopment of a key block of downtown Knoxville, the 1.7-acre former site of the State Supreme Court, bounded by Henley Street, Cumberland Avenue, Locust Street and Church Avenue. Read More

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    Sunsphere to be Lit Red, White & Blue for Festival on the 4th

    Posted: 06/09/2016

    Beginning with a lighting ceremony on Monday evening, June 27, the base of the World’s Fair Park Sunsphere will be illuminated red, white and blue in celebration of the City of Knoxville’s Festival on the Fourth and the City’s 225th anniversary. Read More

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    HonorAir's 21st Flight Today; Air Show Generates $350,000 Donation

    Posted: 06/08/2016

    The 149 Vietnam War veterans being flown today by HonorAir Knoxville to Washington, D.C., have patrons of the April 16-17 Smoky Mountain Air Show to thank. Read More

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    Enhanced 311 Center Moves to Room 311 in City County Building

    Posted: 06/07/2016

    The City of Knoxville’s 311 Center has moved to a new location: Room 311 on the third floor of the City County Building. The space was vacated when the Parks and Recreation Department relocated and consolidated its services at Lakeshore Park. Read More

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    Child Safety Seat Checkpoint June 11, 2016

    Posted: 06/06/2016

    The Knoxville Police Department will conduct a free child car seat checkpoint on Saturday, June 11, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 917 E. Fifth Avenue. Read More

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    Cumberland Ave. Construction, UT Steam Line Upgrade to Close Sections of Streets in Coming Weeks

    Posted: 06/06/2016

    This week, storm drains will be installed across 17th Street by a City contractor, prompting four overnight closures, while a major University of Tennessee upgrade to its steam line infrastructure will reduce lanes on a section of Cumberland Avenue. Read More

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    KPD Scheduled for On-Site Assessment by CALEA; Public Invited to Comment on July 12

    Posted: 06/06/2016

    The Knoxville Police Department Law Enforcement Training Academy is scheduled for an on-site assessment as part of a program to achieve accreditation by verifying it meets professional standards. The assessor reviewing the Knoxville Police Department Law Enforcement Training Academy is Captain Craig Smith of the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, Maine. Read More

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    City Online Job Application Process Unavailable June 4-6

    Posted: 06/03/2016

    Due to website maintenance, the City's online job application process will not be available from 6 a.m. Saturday, June 4 through 6 a.m. Sunday, June 6. Read More

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    Two Goodwill Recycling Locations to Close

    Posted: 06/03/2016

    Effective July 1, two recycling drop-off centers that were established through a Goodwill partnership with the City of Knoxville will be closed. The two Goodwill sites are located at 5412 Pleasant Ridge Road and 4315 Kingston Pike (behind Western Plaza). Read More

  • KUB Sponsoring 2016 Pipeline Safety Seminar

    KUB Sponsoring 2016 Pipeline Safety Seminar

    Posted: 06/03/2016

    Knoxville Utilities Board, along with seven other local utility companies, will sponsor the 2016 Tennessee Emergency Response and Pipeline Safety Awareness Seminar.  Read More

  • KUB Lane Closures Through June 5

    KUB Lane Closures Through June 5

    Posted: 06/03/2016

    Due to utility work, KUB will have lane closures on Henley St, Main St., and Neyland Drive. Read More

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    Riverfront Greenways, Volunteer Landing to Close Overnight as Part of KUB Maintenance Project

    Posted: 06/03/2016

    Portions of the Neyland and James White greenways that span Knoxville’s downtown riverfront will be closed overnight next week, starting at 8 p.m. on Monday, June 6. Read More

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    Community Invited to Choose a Name for Zoo Knoxville's Red Wolf Pup

    Posted: 06/03/2016

    Zoo Knoxville is inviting the community to choose a name for the first critically endangered red wolf pup born at the zoo in 23 years. Read More

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    Business Breakfast Focuses on Increasing Contracts with DBEs

    Posted: 06/02/2016

    Looking to bid on a contract with the City of Knoxville but don’t exactly know how to get started? Not sure if your company is large enough to bid on a City contract? Read More

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    Landlord Summit on June 9 Offers Resources to Help Property Owners Better Serve Tenants

    Posted: 06/01/2016

    Continuing on the success of the initial Landlord Summit last November, the City of Knoxville is hosting a second Landlord Summit for property owners and managers from across the city. It will provide resources and information to help landlords make rental units more energy-efficient and affordable for tenants. Read More

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    KPD Announces Memorial Day Weekend Enforcement Results

    Posted: 06/01/2016

    Knoxville Police Chief David Rausch today announced traffic enforcement results from the Memorial Holiday enforcement campaign.  Read More

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    City Asks MPC to Modernize Zoning Ordinance

    Posted: 06/01/2016

    Knoxville’s zoning ordinance hasn’t undergone a thorough review in half a century, and many of the current provisions are so obsolete that they hinder quality sustainable development – but that’s about to change. Read More

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    City Adds Third-Party Review to Tax-Increment Financing Process

    Posted: 06/01/2016

    Because of the increased volume and complexity of applications for development assistance in Knoxville’s redevelopment areas, the City’s Office of Redevelopment is adding an outside financial review as part of the application process. Read More

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    Safety City Open to Public June-July

    Posted: 06/01/2016

    Starting June 6 and going through July 28, the City will open Safety City to the public on Mondays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Read More

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    Mayor Rogero to Participate in U.S. - China Climate-Smart/Low-Carbon Cities Summit

    Posted: 05/31/2016

    Mayor Madeline Rogero will participate in the second U.S.-China Climate-Smart/Low-Carbon Cities Summit next week in Beijing, where mayors from the two countries will demonstrate commitment to climate action and share experiences in building low-carbon, climate-resilient communities with U.S. and Chinese state and local government, private sector, and civil society leaders. Read More

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    Rescue of Woman from River Earns Officer Life Saving Award

    Posted: 05/31/2016

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch today awarded the Life Saving Award to Knoxville Police Department Officer Edmund Randolph. Officer Randolph has been with KPD since April 1989.  Read More

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    Preparing Leaders for Tomorrow Earns Officers Commendation

    Posted: 05/31/2016

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch today awarded a Unit Commendation to Sgt. Sammy Shaffer, Sgt. Josh Shaffer, Sgt. Sam Henard, Officer Todd Childress and Investigator Andy Olson for their outstanding dedication and contribution to the Explorer Post of the Knoxville Police Department.  Read More

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    Officers Honored For Quick Arrest of Aggravated Assault Suspect

    Posted: 05/31/2016

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch today named Officers Jason Artymovich and Andy Young the March Officers of the Month for the Knoxville Police Department. Officer Artymovich has been with the department since November 2007 while Officer Young has been an officer since July 2011. Read More

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    Employee Honored for Actions to Prevent Injuries to Students and Adults

    Posted: 05/31/2016

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch today named Vicky Dagnan the March Employee of the Month for the Knoxville Police Department. Ms. Dagnan has been with the department since February 1995. Read More

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    Outstanding Service to the Community Earns Officer Special Recognition

    Posted: 05/31/2016

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch today named Lt. Gordon Gwathney the February Officer of the Month. Lt. Gwathney has been with the department since January 1997. Read More

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    Meeting the Demands of Multiple Challenges Earns Employee Special Honors

    Posted: 05/31/2016

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch today named Janice Woodard the February Employee of the Month for the Knoxville Police Department. Ms. Woodard has been with the department since 1998. Read More

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    Arrest of Violent Robbery Suspects Earns Officer Markham an Award

    Posted: 05/31/2016

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch today named Knoxville Police Department Officer Andrew Markham the January Officer of the Month. Officer Markham has been with the department since July 2011. Read More

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    Tennessee Celebrates Thirty Years of Seat Belt Enforcement During National “Click It or Ticket”

    Posted: 05/30/2016

    The Knoxville Police Department is partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office to increase seat belt enforcement from May 23 to June 5, surrounding one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. Read More

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    New Meters, Rates, Enforcement Planned for Downtown Parking

    Posted: 05/27/2016

    As part of a comprehensive approach to managing public parking in downtown Knoxville, the City is installing new parking meters, adjusting rates for on-street and garage parking, and increasing parking enforcement with the goal of providing more turnover in high-demand areas. Read More

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    City's Outdoor Pools to Open Memorial Day Weekend

    Posted: 05/27/2016

    The City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation Department will open its two outdoor public pools for residents to beat the heat this Memorial Day weekend. Both the Ed Cothren (1737 Reynolds St.) and Inskip (4204 Bruhin Road) pools will welcome visitors starting 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 28. Read More

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    Lane to Close on Island Home Ave.

    Posted: 05/27/2016

    The next phase of work on the River’s Edge 800-foot-long public riverwalk on the South Waterfront will require closure of a section of the westbound lane of Island Home Avenue, starting next week. Equipment is being set up today (Friday, May 27). Read More

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    Most Trash Services to Remain in Effect Over Holiday Weekend

    Posted: 05/26/2016

    While City offices will be closed for the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 30, Waste Connections will run regularly scheduled residential garbage and recycling routes.  Read More

  • Construction Begins on KAT’s East Superstop

    Construction Begins on KAT’s East Superstop

    Posted: 05/25/2016

    A short East Knoxville street is getting some long-awaited improvements as Knoxville Area Transit’s east Superstop location – Kirkwood Street – undergoes a significant facelift.  Read More

  • Zoo Knoxville Invites Community to Help Name Red Wolf Pup

    Zoo Knoxville Invites Community to Help Name Red Wolf Pup

    Posted: 05/24/2016

    Zoo Knoxville is inviting the community to help choose a name for the first critically endangered red wolf pup born at the zoo in 23 years. Read More

  • KUB Lane Closures on Walnut St., Alcoa Hwy., Kenesaw Ave., Cedar Ln., Kingston Pk., White Ave., & Neyland

    KUB Lane Closures on Walnut St., Alcoa Hwy., Kenesaw Ave., Cedar Ln., Kingston Pk., White Ave., & Neyland

    Posted: 05/24/2016

    Due to utility work, KUB will have lane closures May 25-27 on Walnut St., Alcoa Hwy., Kenesaw Ave., Cedar Ln., Kingston Pk., White Ave., & Neyland Dr. Read More

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    EPA Awards Knoxville $350,000 in Brownfield Grants for Jackson Ave. and Sanitary Laundry Properties

    Posted: 05/23/2016

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $350,000 in brownfield cleanup grant funds that will remediate contamination on two important City of Knoxville redevelopment sites: the former McClung Warehouses site on Jackson Avenue and the former Sanitary Laundry site, 625 N. Broadway. Read More

  • Kids Get $5.29 Admission to Zoo Knoxville on May 29

    Kids Get $5.29 Admission to Zoo Knoxville on May 29

    Posted: 05/23/2016

    TNStars and Zoo Knoxville are offering kids $5.29 admission to the zoo on Sunday, May 29, 2016, to celebrate College Savings Day and raise awareness of the importance of saving early for education. Read More

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    City Services Holiday Schedule for Memorial Day, May 30, 2016

    Posted: 05/23/2016

    City of Knoxville offices will be closed Monday, May 30, 2016 for the Memorial Day Holiday.  Read More

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    City's Annual Business Breakfast Set for June 14

    Posted: 05/23/2016

    If you’re a business owner interested in bidding a contract with the City of Knoxville but don’t exactly know how to get started, make plans to attend the City’s free annual Business Breakfast on June 14 from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Civic Coliseum located at 500 Howard Baker Jr. Ave. Read More

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    Section of 17th Street to be Closed Overnight Next Week

    Posted: 05/20/2016

    Next week, anticipate overnight closures of a section of 17th Street and the continuous closure of one block of an east-west alley south of Cumberland Avenue as part of the reconstruction of Cumberland Avenue. Read More

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    Enjoy A Free Concert by the Knoxville Community Band May 22

    Posted: 05/20/2016

    The Knoxville Community Band will be offering an audible tour of the West at its free concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 22, at Market Square. Read More

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    Road Closures for Events May 20-22

    Posted: 05/20/2016

    Due to events this weekend, there will be road closures at Neyland Dr., Market St., Union Ave., World's Fair Park Dr., and Central Ave. Read More

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    Knoxville Recognized as 2016 Playful City USA Community

    Posted: 05/19/2016

    Knoxville has been designated as a 2016 Playful City USA community by KaBOOM!, a national non-profit that provides grants to build playgrounds in underserved communities throughout the country. (Three KaBOOM! playgrounds have been built in Knoxville to date.) Read More

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    Bike Boat Brew & Bark Kicks Off June 4-5 on Volunteer Landing

    Posted: 05/19/2016

    Maybe you're seeking an event with plenty of diverse adventure options - a June 4-5 kickoff event at Volunteer Landing, where you ride your bike, take your boat, share with your dog and grab a great local brew? Read More

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    City Awards Historic Preservation Funds to 9 Projects

    Posted: 05/19/2016

    The City of Knoxville’s Community Development Department has selected nine recipients to receive $500,000 in Historic Preservation Funds. The projects include improvements and infrastructure to properties such as the Tennessee Theatre, the Keener Building and Mabry-Hazen House. Read More

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    Mayor Appoints Three New Members to Metropolitan Planning Commission

    Posted: 05/19/2016

    Mayor Madeline Rogero has appointed three new members to the Knoxville-Knox County Metropolitan Planning Commission, to replace commissioners whose terms have expired. Read More

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    Knoxville Bike Commuters to Celebrate 16th Annual Bike to Work Day June 3

    Posted: 05/18/2016

    Are you a regular bike commuter who wants some company on your daily ride? Are you new to it and want to meet people and learn the best routes? Come out for the 16th annual Bike to Work Day on Friday, June 3, 2016! It’s a great opportunity to introduce those who have considered bike commuting and it’s a fun way for those who already participate to meet new people.  Read More

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    Public Meeting May 26 on Downtown Parking Plans

    Posted: 05/17/2016

    On May 26 at 5:30 p.m., Bill Lyons, Deputy to the Mayor and Chief Policy Officer for the City, along with other City staff, will present updates to the City’s downtown parking strategy. The public meeting will be held at the East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay St. Read More

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    Reinvestment Fund and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Name Knoxville One of 50 Invest Health Cities

    Posted: 05/17/2016

    The City of Knoxville has been selected by Reinvestment Fund and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to take part in the new Invest Health initiative. Invest Health is aimed at transforming how leaders from mid-size American cities work together to help low-income communities thrive, with specific attention to community features that drive health such as access to safe and affordable housing, places to play and exercise, and quality jobs.  Read More

  • KUB Utility Work Causes Lane Closures May 16-20

    KUB Utility Work Causes Lane Closures May 16-20

    Posted: 05/16/2016

    Due to utility work, KUB will have lane closures on White Ave., S. Northshore Dr., Neyland Dr., Summer Place, Locust St., and Walnut St. Read More

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    Cumberland Ave. to Close Overnight for Utility Upgrade

    Posted: 05/16/2016

    KUB and its contractor will be closing Cumberland Avenue for overnight installation of new water infrastructure on three consecutive nights, starting at 10 p.m. today (Monday, May 16). Read More

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    Construction of Market Sq. Garage Restrooms, Strong Alley Upgrades to Get Underway this Week

    Posted: 05/16/2016

    Two downtown projects – construction of public restrooms in the Market Square Garage and drainage improvements in Strong Alley – are getting underway this week. Read More

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    Numerous Street Closures for Weekend Festivals

    Posted: 05/13/2016

    Get ready for a busy weekend: Three Saturday events – the International Biscuit Festival, the Market Square Farmers’ Market and Knoxville’s Largest Kids’ Party – and Sunday afternoon’s Open Streets event will draw huge gatherings and prompt the closure of a number of streets. Read More

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    Neighborhood Small Grants Program Names 15 Recipients

    Posted: 05/12/2016

    City Council on Tuesday approved a resolution awarding 15 neighborhood organizations a total of $34,525 as part of the Neighborhood Small Grants Program. Read More

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    City Parks and Receation Makes Move to New Headquarters in Lakeshore Park

    Posted: 05/12/2016

    City Parks and Recreation offices are now officially located in the newly restored historic administration building in Lakeshore Park, located at 6410 S. Northshore Drive. Read More

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    UT Farmers Market Opens

    Posted: 05/11/2016

    Mayor Rogero helped officially open the UT Farmers Market on Wednesday, May 12 by ringing the opening bell at 4 p.m. Read More

  • Burt Reynolds and Ariel Winter to Film Movie in Knoxville

    Burt Reynolds and Ariel Winter to Film Movie in Knoxville

    Posted: 05/10/2016

    The Visit Knoxville Film Office along with the Tennessee Entertainment Commission (TEC) is proud to announce that the feature film Dog Years starring American icon Burt Reynolds and co-starring Ariel Winter from ABC's Modern Family will be filming in Knoxville starting in June. Read More

  • Zoo Knoxville Announces Birth of Critically Endangered Red Wolf

    Zoo Knoxville Announces Birth of Critically Endangered Red Wolf

    Posted: 05/10/2016

    Zoo Knoxville is excited to announce the birth of a critically endangered red wolf.  Read More

  • Judge Pamela Reeves to Speak at Books Sandwiched In Event May 18

    Judge Pamela Reeves to Speak at Books Sandwiched In Event May 18

    Posted: 05/10/2016

    Knox County Public Library invites the public to join Pamela Reeves, United States District Judge, for a discussion of Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World by Linda Hirshman at noon on Wednesday, May 18 in the East Tennessee History Center auditorium, 601 South Gay Street, in this month’s Books Sandwiched In, a program series sponsored by the Friends of Knox County Public Library. Read More

  • Clinch Ave & Locust Street Closures May 11-13

    Clinch Ave & Locust Street Closures May 11-13

    Posted: 05/10/2016

    KUB and its contractor will implement traffic control measures on Clinch and Locust from 6 a.m., Wednesday, May 11, through 6 p.m., Friday, May 13, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade project. Read More

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    Child Safety Seat Checkpoint May 14, 2016

    Posted: 05/09/2016

    The Knoxville Police Department will conduct a free child car seat checkpoint on Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 917 E. Fifth Avenue. Read More

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    Beardsley Community Farm Education Center Opened Thanks to Extensive Design/Build Partnership

    Posted: 05/09/2016

    Today Mayor Madeline Rogero, City Council and other officials opened the new CAC Beardsley Community Farm urban agriculture community education center, which includes 1,200 square feet of indoor education space and 1,800 square feet of covered outdoor education space.  Read More

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    City Unveils Traffic Plan for Public Safety

    Posted: 05/04/2016

    The City of Knoxville has released the draft Program Guide for a new Neighborhood Traffic Safety Program (NTSP) and is looking for public comment on the proposed program, which is expected to launch this coming summer. Read More

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    Public Street Being Upgraded to Improve Access to New Public Works Service Center

    Posted: 05/04/2016

    As construction progresses on the City of Knoxville’s new Public Works Service Center off Loraine Street, a Blaine Construction Corp. crew over the next six weeks will be upgrading a section of Morris Avenue, one of the public streets that residents will be using to access the facility. Read More

  • University of Tennessee to Allow Limited Public Parking at New Lake Avenue Garage

    University of Tennessee to Allow Limited Public Parking at New Lake Avenue Garage

    Posted: 05/03/2016

    Parking near Cumberland Avenue will become a little easier starting in August 2017 because of a new parking agreement between the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and the City of Knoxville. Read More

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    Overnight Fort Sanders Lane Closures Scheduled

    Posted: 05/03/2016

    Knoxville Utilities Board electrical system upgrades to support construction of a large apartment complex in Fort Sanders will require overnight street closures, starting tonight (Tuesday, May 3) and continuing through Friday morning, May 13. Read More

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    Repair of Jackson Ave. Sidewalk to be Finished this Month

    Posted: 05/02/2016

    A sidewalk rebuild on the north side of West Jackson Avenue, connecting a City-owned parking lot with Henley Street, is scheduled to be finished by the end of May.  Read More

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    Free Music Starting this Week: Market Square Offers Jazz Tuesdays, Variety Thursdays

    Posted: 05/02/2016

    It’s May! That means free music performances twice a week on Market Square, kicking off with the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3. Read More

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    City Council Unanimously Adopts Food Truck Ordinance

    Posted: 04/29/2016

    Knoxville’s City Council on Tuesday, April 26, voted unanimously to adopt a permanent ordinance regulating food trucks. Read More

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    Mayor Rogero Appoints Clarence L. Vaughn III to Lead Police Advisory and Review Committee

    Posted: 04/29/2016

    Mayor Madeline Rogero has named Clarence L. Vaughn III as the new Executive Director of the Police Advisory and Review Committee, which reviews citizen complaints and Internal Affairs reports involving the Knoxville Police Department.  Read More

  • New Trolley Routes Begin on Detour May 2

    New Trolley Routes Begin on Detour May 2

    Posted: 04/29/2016

    After months of input, planning and preparation, the new downtown trolley routes are going to begin on Monday, May 2 on detour. Read More

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    KPD Accepting Police Officer Applications through May 26

    Posted: 04/29/2016

    The Knoxville Police Department is now accepting applications for the position of Police Officer.  Read More

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    Parks and Recreation, Local Partners Offer Free 5th Annual Let's Move! Event

    Posted: 04/29/2016

    Families with children of all ages in the Knoxville area will be treated to a free outdoor event filled with activities, educational demonstrations, and giveaways at the 5th annual Knoxville Let’s Move! Event held on Saturday, May 7, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Victor Ashe Park, 4901 Bradshaw Road. Read More

  • Bearden Area Slated for Mixed Use Zoning

    Bearden Area Slated for Mixed Use Zoning

    Posted: 04/28/2016

    On Tuesday, May 3, staff from the Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC) will host a public meeting to present the general concepts of a newly proposed Mixed Use District zone for the Bearden Village area, and provide an opportunity for questions and feedback from the community. The meeting will be at 6 p.m. at Bearden United Methodist Church, 4407 Sutherland Avenue.  Read More

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    Special Opening Ceremony for the City’s Inner City Youth Baseball and Softball Tournament

    Posted: 04/28/2016

    City officials, along with special guest and Major League Baseball legend Graig Nettles, will host an opening ceremony for the City’s Inner City Youth Baseball and Softball Tournament on Friday evening at 5:30 p.m. at Caswell Park softball complex, 620 Winona St. Read More

  • Short Section of Bearden Village Greenway to Remain Open During KUB Work

    Short Section of Bearden Village Greenway to Remain Open During KUB Work

    Posted: 04/28/2016

    A short section of the Bearden Village Greenway will remain open for use as utility construction work is completed nearby through Sunday, May 1, east of Tobler Lane. The impacted section of the Bearden Village Greenway stretches between Tobler Lane and the Third Creek Greenway connection.  Read More

  • KUB Lane Closures on Deane Hill Dr. and E. Jackson Ave. April 29

    KUB Lane Closures on Deane Hill Dr. and E. Jackson Ave. April 29

    Posted: 04/28/2016

    Due to utility maintenance, KUB will have lane closures on Deane Hill Drive and East Jackson Avenue on April 29. Read More

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    Streets Closed for Dogwood Arts Finale, Volapalooza, Other Festivities

    Posted: 04/28/2016

    Anticipate a lot of people – and some temporarily closed streets – to accommodate this weekend’s downtown Dogwood Arts street fair and the Volapalooza music festival on World’s Fair Park. Plus, there will be rolling street closures in Sequoyah Hills on Saturday morning, April 30, to accommodate the Dogwood Classic 5K race and the Walk MS event. Read More

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    Mayor Rogero's 2016-17 Budget: Making A City that Works for Everybody

    Posted: 04/27/2016

    In her State of the City Address today, Mayor Madeline Rogero proposed a budget for the 2016-17 Fiscal Year that includes more than $4 million for new Magnolia Avenue streetscapes and funding for a range of youth and community service organizations. Read More

  • New Downtown Trolley Routes begin May 2

    New Downtown Trolley Routes begin May 2

    Posted: 04/27/2016

    After an extensive public input and planning process, Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) will begin operating new trolley routes on Monday, May 2, 2016.  Read More

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    Community Development's Equity Awards Recognize Leaders in Promoting Accessibility, Inclusion, Economic Development

    Posted: 04/26/2016

    A Knoxville construction company, a team of redevelopers and a nonprofit organization that specializes in tailoring technology to help people with disabilities were honored today as Equity Award honorees. Read More

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    Performance, Professionalism, and Willingness to Serve Earns Employee Special Award

    Posted: 04/22/2016

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch today named Technical Services Unit Supervisor Julie Small the 2015 Civilian Employee of the Year for the Knoxville Police Department. Ms. Small has been with KPD since January 2014. Read More

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    Explorer Honored for Unselfish Dedication, Dependability and Numerous Volunteer Hours

    Posted: 04/22/2016

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch today named Hayden Marshall the 2015 Explorer of the Year for the Knoxville Police Department. Explorer Marshall has been with KPD since February 2013. Read More

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    Compassion, Work Ethic and Performance Earns Officer Joshua Dykes Officer of the Year Honors

    Posted: 04/22/2016

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch today named Officer Joshua Dykes the 2015 Officer of the Year for the Knoxville Police Department. Officer Dykes has been with KPD since August 2005. Read More

  • KUB Lane Closures at Vanosdale Apr. 23 & S. Northshore Apr. 25

    KUB Lane Closures at Vanosdale Apr. 23 & S. Northshore Apr. 25

    Posted: 04/22/2016

    Due to utility maintenance, KUB will have lane closures on Vanosdale on Apr. 23 and on S. Northshore on Apr. 25. Read More

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    Change Center will be a New Safe Place for Teens to Gather

    Posted: 04/21/2016

    Imagine a safe place that attracts teens and young adults from across the City of Knoxville –  open in the evenings and on weekends, when these young people are looking most for fun things to do. Read More

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    Unwanted Medicines Collection & Mercury Thermometer Exchange Apr. 23

    Posted: 04/21/2016

    The Knoxville Police Department and other local sponsors are hosting a one-day collection of unwanted medicines and a used mercury thermometer exchange on Saturday, April 23. Read More

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    Downtown Streets Closed for Rossini Festival, JDRF One Walk

    Posted: 04/20/2016

    There will be street closures this weekend to accommodate events downtown. Read More

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    Codes Enforcement Sweeps Beginning in the Edgewood Park Community

    Posted: 04/20/2016

    City inspectors will be conducting a codes enforcement sweep on Thursday morning, April 21 in the North Knoxville neighborhood area of Washington Pike, Whittle Springs Road and 16 other streets. They will start at Edgewood Park on Edgewood Avenue at 9:30 a.m.  Read More

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    Street Dedicated to Joan Cronan

    Posted: 04/20/2016

    On Wednesday, April 20, the University of Tennessee and City of Knoxville dedicated a street to former Women's Athletic Director Joan Cronan. Read More

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    KUB Water Main Installation to Close Short Section of Westland Dr. Apr. 16

    Posted: 04/14/2016

    Knoxville Utilities Board (KUB) crews will be closing a short section of Westland Drive between Craig Road and Buena Road from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, for installation of a water main for a new development. Read More

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    City Council Approves Construction Contract for Young High Pike Sidewalk

    Posted: 04/13/2016

    City Council approved a resolution Tuesday evening authorizing the City to enter into a contract with Design and Construction Services, Inc. for the construction of a new sidewalk segment along West Young High Pike, which will form a pedestrian connection between Chapman Highway and Martin Mill Pike.  Read More

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    Browning Named as Parks and Recreation Deputy Director

    Posted: 04/12/2016

    Mayor Madeline Rogero today announced Aaron Browning as the City’s new Deputy Director for the Parks and Recreation Department.  Read More

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    Community Dashboard on Homelessness Launched

    Posted: 04/12/2016

    The City of Knoxville Office on Homelessness and the Knoxville Homeless Management Information System (KnoxHMIS) have launched an interactive website providing the community with at-a-glance detailed information on homelessness in Knoxville.  Read More

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    More than 150 Participating in 1st City Pickleball Tournament

    Posted: 04/12/2016

    The City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation Department will host the area’s first pickleball tournament April 15-17, 2016, at the new outdoor pickleball courts in West Hills Park, 7624 Sheffield Drive. More than 150 players have registered for the first-time event. Read More

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    Cumberland Ave. Vol Spirit: Merchants Offer 'Selfies with Smokey" During Orange & White Game

    Posted: 04/12/2016

    A Cumberland Avenue Merchants Association promotion is adding to the Vol spirit surrounding Saturday’s Orange and White Game – and the football faithful visiting the Strip before and after Saturday’s game will be eligible for random prize drawings. Read More

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    U.S. Navy Band Kicks Off Navy Week in Knoxville

    Posted: 04/11/2016

    The world-famous U.S. Navy Band performed a free concert at Market Square today as part of Navy Week in Knoxville. Read More

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    City Offers Workshop on Emergency Preparedness

    Posted: 04/11/2016

    Disasters like flooding, active shooter situations and terrorist attacks have been in the national news almost daily in the past few months, but would you know what to do if one of these events happened here in Knoxville? Read More

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    Celebrate Earth Day this Saturday at Knoxville’s 17th Annual EarthFest

    Posted: 04/11/2016

    Rain or shine, EarthFest 2016 will be held on Saturday, April 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the World’s Fair Park performance lawn in downtown Knoxville. Read More

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    Street Closures This Weekend; Rhythm N' Blooms, Chalk Walk, 5K Race

    Posted: 04/08/2016

    This weekend’s Rhythm N Blooms music festival will boast dozens of musical acts on eight stages in and around Knoxville’s Old City. Read More

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    City Employees Contribute Labor, Expertise in Support of Dogwood Arts Festival

    Posted: 04/08/2016

    The month-long Dogwood Arts Festival is in full swing – and that means that, for dozens of City of Knoxville employees, April is a particularly hectic month. Read More

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    Mayor Rogero Releases Statement on Transgender Restroom Legislation

    Posted: 04/08/2016

    Please continue reading to see a statement from Mayor Rogero regarding a bill under consideration by the state Legislature that would require transgender students to use restrooms matching their sex at birth. Read More

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    Will Skelton Greenway Reopens after Repairs

    Posted: 04/07/2016

    Will Skelton Greenway has reopened this week after being closed since November as crews made structural repairs. The 3.62-mile South Knoxville greenway is one of the City’s more popular paved trails and is an integral section of the Urban Wilderness. It connects Island Home Park, Ijams Nature Center and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s Forks of the River Wildlife Management Area.  Read More

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    Public Meeting Apr. 11 for Community Development's Annual Action Plan

    Posted: 04/07/2016

    The City's Community Development Department will hold a public meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, April 11 at the John T. O'Connor Senior Citizens Center (611 Winona St.) to discuss their 2016-17 Annual Action Plan. Read More

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    Free CarFit Check on April 23

    Posted: 04/07/2016

    CarFit is an educational program to help 50 and older drivers work better with their car and increase their safety on the road. Trained CarFit staff will ask a few simple questions and complete a 13-point checklist with you and your vehicle. The entire process only takes about 20 minutes. You will be provided a list of recommended car adjustments, if needed, and a list of resources aimed to keep you on the road safely. Read More

  • Zoo Celebrates A Day of Magical Make-Believe Apr. 9

    Zoo Celebrates A Day of Magical Make-Believe Apr. 9

    Posted: 04/06/2016

    Zoo Knoxville brings fairy tales to life during a day of Magical Make-Believe, presented by JK Mouse Travel - Tarah Wilson, on Saturday , April 9, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.  Read More

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    Thursday Night Closure of 17th Street Required for Utility Upgrades

    Posted: 04/06/2016

    KUB and its contractor will be closing a section of 17th Street between Cumberland Avenue and White Avenue from 10 p.m. Thursday, April 7, until 6 a.m. Friday, April 8, as work continues on the natural gas system. Read More

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    City Finance Department Receives National Recognition for 30th Straight Year

    Posted: 04/06/2016

    The City of Knoxville’s Finance Department has again been recognized for its transparency in reporting by a national organization. Read More

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    New Tree-Nurturing Technique Strengthens Roots, Saves Money

    Posted: 04/05/2016

    Growing trees in an urban area is no easy task, but it’s one that City of Knoxville tree experts tackle every year, as more than 500 trees annually are planted throughout the city. Read More

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    Mayors Appoint Colin Ickes as Director of Emergency Management Agency

    Posted: 04/05/2016

    The Knoxville-Knox County Emergency Management Agency (KEMA) has a new leader. Colin Ickes, who has been Operations Officer at KEMA for the past 11 years, has been named Director of the agency by Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett and Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero. Read More

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    Child Safety Seat Checkpoint April 9, 2016

    Posted: 04/04/2016

    The Knoxville Police Department will conduct a free child car seat checkpoint on Saturday, April 9, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 917 E. Fifth Avenue. Read More

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    Mayor Announces Commitment to "Play Ball" Initiative

    Posted: 04/04/2016

    Mayor Madeline Rogero announced today her pledge for Knoxville’s continued commitment to “Play Ball,” a Major League Baseball (MLB) and U.S. Conference of Mayors partnered initiative to encourage youth to participate in baseball and softball. Read More

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    Motorists, Plan Ahead: Sunday's Marathon Includes Closures

    Posted: 04/01/2016

    Sunday morning’s Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon is the biggest in its 12 years – boasting about 8,000 runners in six race events. But to accommodate East Tennessee’s largest competitive road race, motorists should anticipate some temporary no-parking zones and rolling street closures along the 26.2-mile route. Read More

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    Old City Gardens to Break Ground This Spring

    Posted: 04/01/2016

    Knoxville philanthropists Randy & Jenny Boyd are joining forces with Abbey Fields Farm to create a nearly one acre community garden right in the heart of Knoxville’s Old City. Read More

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    Volunteer at the 27th Ijams River Rescue this Saturday

    Posted: 03/31/2016

    Interested volunteers still have time to sign up for Ijams Nature Center's 27th annual River Rescue of the Tennessee River this Saturday, April 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The community-wide annual event, involving about 1,000 volunteers, covers 30 different cleanup sites on Knoxville's river and creek tributaries. Read More

  • KUB Lane Closure on Chapman Hwy. April 1

    KUB Lane Closure on Chapman Hwy. April 1

    Posted: 03/31/2016

    KUB crews will close a short section of the northbound, curbside lane of Chapman Highway between Lindy Drive and Eastwood Drive from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Friday, April 1, as work is performed on the wastewater collection system in the area.  Read More

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    TDOT Lane Closures on I-40 East April 1-4

    Posted: 03/31/2016

    Motorists traveling in Knox County should be aware of lane closures taking place on I-40 East throughout the weekend. Read More

  • KUB Lane Closure on Cumberland Ave./Main St. thru April 29

    KUB Lane Closure on Cumberland Ave./Main St. thru April 29

    Posted: 03/31/2016

    As KUB’s contractor continues eastward progress on Cumberland Avenue/Main Street, crews will implement a lane closure of the eastbound, curbside lane of Cumberland Avenue/Main Street between Popular Street and Henley Street from 6 a.m., Thursday, March 31, until 6 p.m., Friday, April 29, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project following weather delays.  Read More

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    Mayor Rogero Honors City Employees

    Posted: 03/31/2016

    At a special luncheon today held at Calhouns along Volunteer Landing, Mayor Madeline Rogero honored City Employees who have 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 and 45 years of service or have retired from the City in the past year.  Read More

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    New Pump, Wetland to Improve Fountain City Lake

    Posted: 03/30/2016

    The City of Knoxville’s efforts to restore Fountain City Lake took a major step forward Tuesday night, when City Council voted unanimously to authorize a contract of up to $91,250 with a Knoxville company to install a new pump, pipes and other infrastructure essential to maintaining this community resource. Read More

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    Knoxville-Area DAR Chapters Hold Vietnam Veterans Day Ceremony

    Posted: 03/29/2016

    On Tuesday, March 29, 2016, the five Knoxville chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution will hold a ceremony commemorating Vietnam Veterans Day. The ceremony will take place at 8 a.m. at the flagpoles in front of the City-County Building. Vietnam Veterans Day will mark the 43rd anniversary of the last day with American combat troops on the ground in Vietnam.  Read More

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    New Propane Mowers to Reduce Mowing Time and Carbon Footprint

    Posted: 03/28/2016

    With mowing season upon us, City of Knoxville Fleet Services recently added nine propane-powered mowers for the Horticulture division of the Public Service Department to use on 400 acres of parks mowed regularly and an average 1,947 overgrown lots cut by the City annually. Read More

  • Knoxville Stomp Coming Soon!

    Knoxville Stomp Coming Soon, May 5-8

    Posted: 03/25/2016

    The Knoxville Stomp is a four-day festival, May 5-8, celebrating the resurfacing of the 1929-1930 lost recordings known as the "Knoxville Sessions." Read More

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    Community Development Week Emphasizes 25 Years of Providing Decent, Safe Affordable Housing

    Posted: 03/23/2016

    The City of Knoxville will mark National Community Development Week March 28 – April 2 with a series of events showcasing projects of the City’s Department of Community Development and its nonprofit partners across Knoxville. Read More

  • KUB Lane Closures on Church, Cumberland, Clinch, Winona, Kingston Pike

    KUB Lane Closures on Church, Cumberland, Clinch, Winona, Kingston Pike

    Posted: 03/23/2016

    Due to utility repairs, KUB will have lane closures on W. Church Ave., Cumberland Ave., Clinch Ave., Winona St., and Kingston Pike. Read More

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    Chilhowee Park Seeking, Displaying Historic Photos

    Posted: 03/22/2016

    Chilhowee Park and Exposition Center is relishing the East Knoxville gathering spot’s unique history – and facility managers are seeking the community’s help. Read More

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    Open Streets Knoxville Returns May 15

    Posted: 03/21/2016

    On Sunday, May 15th, Knoxvillians are invited to walk, bike, jog or dance their way through town at Open Streets Knoxville. A 1-mile stretch of Central Street, from Willow to Scott, Old City to Happy Holler, will be closed to all motorized traffic, allowing revelers a day of shopping, playing, exercising and socializing all on foot or two wheels. Read More

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    City Services Holiday Schedule for March 2016

    Posted: 03/18/2016

    City of Knoxville offices will be closed Friday, March 25, 2016 for the Good Friday Holiday.  Read More

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    Paint It Green: City Announces Green Bike Lanes

    Posted: 03/18/2016

    Mayor Madeline Rogero, Knoxville Police Chief David Rausch and City engineers on Thursday announced a green bicycle lane initiative managed through City Engineering to increase safety for bicyclists as a small – yet visible – step in a larger bicycle infrastructure initiative.  Read More

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    Community Development Draft Action Plan Available for Comments

    Posted: 03/17/2016

    Housing, jobs and neighborhood protection lead the list of needs identified in the draft Annual Action Plan compiled by the City of Knoxville’s Community Development Department. Read More

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    St. Patrick’s Day “Paint It Green” Bike Lanes Press Conference Mar. 17

    Posted: 03/16/2016

    Mayor Rogero, Chief Rausch and City Engineering and Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization staff will hold a St. Patrick’s Day “Paint It Green” press conference to announce a new initiative that uses green painted bicycle lanes on City streets to highlight potential areas of conflict between bicycles and vehicles on the road.  Read More

  • KAT Celebrates Bus Operators with Photography Exhibit

    KAT Celebrates Bus Operators with Photography Exhibit

    Posted: 03/16/2016

    Mayor Madeline Rogero introduced a new photography exhibit at Knoxville Station Transit Center’s Essie Johnson Community Room today.  Read More

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    Special Events Community Monthly Meeting Guides Organizers through Event Planning Process

    Posted: 03/16/2016

    Planning a big event downtown? Need a street closure? Plan to attend the next Special Events Community Meeting that will be held at 9 a.m. on Thursday, March 24, at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum Ballroom, 500 Howard Baker Jr. Ave. Read More

  • Zoo Hosts Star Wars Character Day Mar. 19

    Zoo Hosts Star Wars Character Day Mar. 19

    Posted: 03/15/2016

    Meet your favorite “Star Wars” characters without making a trip to a galaxy far, far away! On Saturday, March 19, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., “Star Wars” characters will be meeting fans and posing for photos at Zoo Knoxville.  Read More

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    Event Road Closures for March 19-21

    Posted: 03/15/2016

    Be aware of road closures for events being held March 19-21, 2016. Read More

  • KUB Lane Closures on Henley, Walnut, Cumberland and Main thru April 29

    KUB Lane Closures on Henley, Walnut, Cumberland and Main thru April 29

    Posted: 03/10/2016

    Due to the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project, KUB will have lane closures on Henley, Walnut, Cumberland and Main. Read More

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    Two Short-Term Closures on Cumberland Ave. in Coming Week

    Posted: 03/10/2016

    A contractor, Southern Constructors Inc., will be closing Cumberland Avenue twice next week, part of the City’s ongoing reconstruction of Cumberland. Read More

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    Repaving to Close Fort Kid Parking Lot for 3 Days

    Posted: 03/10/2016

    A contractor, Johnson & Galyon Construction, will be repaving the parking lot at Fort Kid, 1075 World’s Fair Park Drive, starting Monday, March 14. The 80-space lot will be closed for the duration of the work.  Read More

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    Officers Honored for Investigation Into a Series of Burglaries That Resulted In a Major Drug Arrest

    Posted: 03/09/2016

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch named Officers Jonathan Book, Jay Williams and Zach Wilson the December Officers of the Month for the Knoxville Police Department.  Read More

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    KPD Recognizes Sergeant for Contributions to Reduce DUI’s

    Posted: 03/09/2016

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch honored Sgt. Sam Henard for his contributions to reduce the number of motorists who are driving under the influence. Sgt. Henard has been with the department since March 2005. Read More

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    KPD Officer Honored for Saving the Life of a Choking Victim

    Posted: 03/09/2016

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch presented the Life Saving Award to Knoxville Police Department Officer Joshua Dykes. Officer Dykes has been with the department since August 2005. Read More

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    KPD Training Unit Commended For Excellence

    Posted: 03/09/2016

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch presented a Unit Commendation to the department’s Training Unit. The Training Unit is responsible for the continual training of department personnel.  Read More

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    Arrest of Violent Robbery Suspects Earns Officer Award

    Posted: 03/09/2016

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch named Knoxville Police Department Officer Andrew Markham the January Officer of the Month. Officer Markham has been with the department since July 2011. Read More

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    Medal of Valor Presented to Two Officers for Pulling Man from Burning Home

    Posted: 03/09/2016

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch awarded the Medal of Valor to Officers Jacob Schettler and Dylan Williams. Both officers have been with the department since January 2014.  Read More

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    Officers Honored For Assistance Provided to Lost and Disoriented Senior Citizen

    Posted: 03/09/2016

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Police Chief David Rausch awarded the October Officer of the Month Award to Officer Keith Lyon and Officer Eric Parks. Officer Lyon has been with the department since March 1994 while Officer Parks has been an officer since November 2003.  Read More

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    City Hosting Lifeguard Training Courses

    Posted: 03/09/2016

    The City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation Department will host spring season American Red Cross lifeguard training courses, with the first full course taking place this week. Participants must be 15 years old by the end class. Read More

  • KUB Lane Closures on Middlebrook Pike and W. Summit Hill Dr.

    KUB Lane Closures on Middlebrook Pike and W. Summit Hill Dr

    Posted: 03/09/2016

    Due to utility maintenance, KUB will have lane closures on Middlebrook Pike and W. Summit Hill Drive March 10-11. Read More

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    City, Keep Knoxville Beautiful Providing Free Kits for Graffiti Removal

    Posted: 03/08/2016

    The City of Knoxville has partnered with Keep Knoxville Beautiful to provide free graffiti removal kits to residents and business owners who experience graffiti damage. Read More

  • KUB Lane Closures on Sixth Ave. March 9-25

    KUB Lane Closures on Sixth Ave. March 9-25

    Posted: 03/08/2016

    KUB and its contractor will reduce a short section of Sixth Avenue to one alternating lane of traffic the between Washington Avenue and McKenzie Place from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily Monday- Friday, starting Wednesday, March 9, through Friday, March 25, as work is performed on the natural gas distribution system in the area.  Read More

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    Child Safety Seat Checkpoint March 12, 2016

    Posted: 03/07/2016

    The Knoxville Police Department will conduct a free child car seat checkpoint on Saturday, March 12, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 917 E. Fifth Avenue. Read More

  • KUB Lane Closures on W. Church Ave., Cumberland Ave. and Henley St.

    KUB Lane Closures on W. Church Ave., Cumberland Ave. and Henley St.

    Posted: 03/07/2016

    Due to utility maintenance, KUB will have lane closures on W. Church Ave., Cumberland Ave. and Henley St. March 7-10. Read More

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    New Deputy Director for Plans Review & Inspections Department

    Posted: 03/07/2016

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero announced today the hiring of DeAnn Bogus as Deputy Director for the City’s Plans Review and Inspections Department. Read More

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    Professional Trailbuilders Conference Brings New Legacy Trail, Economic Impact, Added Prestige to Knoxville's Urban Wilderness

    Posted: 03/07/2016

    This week, Knoxville is hosting a week-long national conference – the Sustainable Trails Conference – for the Professional TrailBuilders Association. The conference offers trail professionals the opportunity to build skills, discover the best tools and techniques available in the industry, and network with others. Read More

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    David Gillette Named Good Neighbor of the Year

    Posted: 03/07/2016

    David Gillette of Mechanicsville was named the Diana Conn Good Neighbor of the Year at the City of Knoxville’s Neighborhood Awards and Networking Luncheon on Saturday, March 5, at the Convention Center. Read More

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    Cumberland Ave. Mini Milestone: Utility Work Reaches Eastern Edge of Reconstruction Project

    Posted: 03/05/2016

    Phase II work is progressing for the Cumberland Avenue reconstruction project, with six street closures scheduled through mid-March – including a complete closure of Cumberland Avenue at 17th Street the weekend of March 12-14. Read More

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    City Public Service Crews Repairing Streets in Pothole Season

    Posted: 03/03/2016

    Every year following snow and icy weather, the Public Service Department responds to numerous pothole service requests during what has become known as “pothole season.” Since January of this year, City crews have addressed 129 service requests submitted by the public.  Read More

  • KUB Lane Closures on S. Broadway and W. Jackson March 2

    KUB Lane Closures on S. Broadway and W. Jackson March 2

    Posted: 03/01/2016

    Due to utility maintenance, KUB will have lane closures on S. Broadway Lane and W. Jackson Ave. on March 2. Read More

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    New Assistant Purchasing Agent to Focus on Disadvantaged Businesses

    Posted: 02/29/2016

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero announced today the hiring of a new Assistant Purchasing Agent in the City’s Purchasing Division, who will have a particular focus on City contracting with Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs).  Read More

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    City to Host 11th Annual Teen Step Show Saturday, March 5

    Posted: 02/29/2016

    City Parks and Recreation will host the 11th Annual Teen Step Show Saturday, March 5, at 6 p.m. at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium.  Read More

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    City Dedicates $2.2 M Westland Dr. Drainage and Bridge Project

    Posted: 02/29/2016

    Today, Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and members of City Council cut a ribbon and officially dedicated a $2.2 million reconstruction of infrastructure that will correct longstanding flooding problems along Westland Drive. Read More

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    Smarter Cities Partnership Stakeholder Council Meeting Feb. 29

    Posted: 02/26/2016

    The Knoxville Smarter Cities Partnership Stakeholder Council will hold a meeting at 10 on Monday, Feb. 29 in the Small Assembly Room, City County Building, 400 Main St. Read More

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    Ribbon Cutting Feb. 29 for Westland Dr. Improvements

    Posted: 02/24/2016

    Mayor Madeline Rogero, members of City Council, and representatives of the City’s Engineering Department will officially dedicate the $1.8 million Westland Drive Drainage and Bridge Improvements Project on Monday, Feb. 29 at 2 p.m. Read More

  • KUB Road Closures on Clinch, Henley, Walnut thru Mar. 18

    KUB Lane Closures on Clinch, Henley, Walnut thru Mar. 18

    Posted: 02/24/2016

    Due to utility maintenance that's part of the Downtown Century II Construction Project, KUB will have lane closures on Walnut, Clinch and Henley. Read More

  • Knoxville Stomp Comes to Downtown Knoxville May 5-8, 2016

    Knoxville Stomp Comes to Downtown Knoxville May 5-8, 2016

    Posted: 02/23/2016

    The Knoxville Stomp, May 5-8, 2016, is a live celebration of recordings made by local and regional artists in the summer of 1929 and spring of 1930, when the Chicago-based Brunswick record company came to Knoxville. Read More

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    Most Lakeshore Building Demolition Materials were Recycled, Reused

    Posted: 02/19/2016

    City officials have received a report from Quantum Environmental and Engineering Services (QE2) and NEO Corp., both contractors involved in the Lakeshore Park abatement and demolition projects, showing that 83 percent of the materials removed during the project were either recycled or reused. Read More

  • KCDC Public Meeting Feb. 29 for Five Points’ Development

    KCDC Public Meeting Feb. 29 for Five Points’ Development

    Posted: 02/19/2016

    Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation (KCDC) will hold a public meeting to present final renderings of a new affordable senior housing development to Five Points’ residents and community stakeholders on Monday, Feb. 29, at 5:30 p.m. at the Walter P. Taylor Boys & Girls Club, 317 McConnell St.  Read More

  • KUB Lane Closures on E. Fifth, S. Northshore, and W. Depot

    KUB Lane Closures on E. Fifth, S. Northshore, and W. Depot

    Posted: 02/17/2016

    Due to utility maintenance, KUB will have lane closures on East Fifth Ave., South Northshore Drive and W. Depot Ave. Feb. 18-19. Read More

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    High-Tech Vans Collect Traffic Sign Data for City Engineering

    Posted: 02/16/2016

    The City of Knoxville has begun a new project to inventory the location and condition of street signs and guardrails within City limits. A van equipped with high-precision instruments that specialize in data collection began roaming several streets in South Knoxville this month as a trial run before the citywide effort begins in March. Read More

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    Public Meeting Feb. 24 on Fort Dickerson Park Improvements

    Posted: 02/16/2016

    Mayor Madeline Rogero, City Councilman Nick Pavlis, City officials and the Aslan Foundation will hold a public meeting to discuss the recent road realignment of Fort Dickerson Park’s entrance and future improvements to the park. The meeting will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 24, at Flenniken Landing, 115 Flenniken Ave. Read More

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    Food Truck Ordinance Scheduled to Be Discussed at March 1 City Council Meeting

    Posted: 02/15/2016

    The City of Knoxville’s Office of Business Support has gathered extensive public feedback and finalized a proposed permanent ordinance regulating food trucks. City Council is scheduled to discuss the proposed ordinance at its March 1 meeting. Read More

  • KUB Lane Closures on Williams St, W. Depot Ave., Lyons View Pike, Washington Ave.

    KUB Lane Closures on Williams, W. Depot, Lyons View, Washington, Cumberland, Walnut, Clinch

    Posted: 02/12/2016

    Due to utility maintenance, KUB will have lane closures on Williams St, W. Depot Ave., Lyons View Pike, and Washington Ave. February13-March 4. Read More

  • KUB Downtown Century II Utilities Project Henley Street Work

    KUB Downtown Century II Utilities Project Henley Street Work

    Posted: 02/12/2016

    KUB and its contractor, Garney Construction, will begin work in Henley Street starting next week, Monday, February 15. Read More

  • KUB Lane Closure on Walnut St. Feb. 10-12

    KUB Lane Closure on Walnut St. Feb. 10-12

    Posted: 02/10/2016

    KUB and its contractor will maintain a closure of a small section of Walnut Street at the Union Avenue intersection until 6 p.m., Friday, February 12, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project.  Read More

  • Knox County Health Department Offers Free Influenza Vaccinations

    Knox County Health Department Offers Free Influenza Vaccinations

    Posted: 02/09/2016

    To help protect the community from the flu, the Knox County Health Department (KCHD) will offer free flu vaccinations beginning Tuesday, Feb. 9, while supplies last. Read More

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    City Engineering Recognized for Lakeshore Park Project

    Posted: 02/09/2016

    The City of Knoxville’s Engineering Department has been recognized with three awards for its 2015 work that started the transformation at Lakeshore Park. Read More

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    City Seeking Candidates for Director of Police Advisory and Review Committee

    Posted: 02/09/2016

    The City’s Community Relations Department is seeking candidates for the position of Police Advisory and Review Committee (PARC) Executive Director. Read More

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    Child Safety Seat Checkpoint February 13, 2016

    Posted: 02/08/2016

    The Knoxville Police Department will conduct a free child car seat checkpoint on Saturday, February 13, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 917 E. Fifth Avenue. Read More

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    City's Mid-Year Budget Review: Revenue Forecast Positive

    Posted: 02/05/2016

    At today’s annual budget retreat at the Knoxville Convention Center, Mayor Madeline Rogero and her staff presented updates to City Council, including a review of the mid-year budget and status reports on major City initiatives. Read More

  • Knoxville to Celebrate 225th Anniversary in 2016

    Knoxville to Celebrate 225th Anniversary in 2016

    Posted: 02/05/2016

    The City of Knoxville will celebrate its 225th anniversary on October 3, 2016. On behalf of Knoxville, Visit Knoxville will collaborate with numerous art, historical, and cultural organizations to highlight Knoxville's unique past.  Read More

  • KUB Lane Closures on N. Broadway, Walnut, Clinch, Union, Cumberland

    KUB Lane Closures on N. Broadway, Walnut, Clinch, Union, Cumberland

    Posted: 02/05/2016

    Due to utility maintenance, KUB will have lane closures on N. Broadway, Walnut, Clinch, Union, and Cumberland. Read More

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    Community Development Announces Grant Applications

    Posted: 02/04/2016

    The City of Knoxville’s Community Development Department is announcing its grant applications for program year 2016-2017 (for activities funded after July 1, 2016). Read More

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    TDOT Lane Closure on Henley Street Bridge Feb. 8-11

    Posted: 02/04/2016

    TDOT will have an upcoming lane closure on the Henley Street Bridge. Read More

  • KUB Lane Closure on State St. Feb. 4

    KUB Lane Closure on State St. Feb. 4

    Posted: 02/03/2016

    KUB and its contractor will reduce a short section of State Street to one lane of northbound traffic between Main Street and Cumberland Avenue from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Thursday, February 4, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project.  Read More

  • Knoxville Zoo Hosting Job Fair Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016

    Knoxville Zoo Hosting Job Fair Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016

    Posted: 02/02/2016

    Knoxville Zoo is hosting a Job Fair this Saturday, February 6, from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. The zoo will be hiring more than 150 seasonal employees who share their core values of care, respect, service, integrity, education and fun.  Read More

  • KUB Lane Closures on Lyons View and Washington Ave.

    KUB Lane Closures on Lyons View and Washington Ave.

    Posted: 02/01/2016

    Due to utility maintenance, KUB will have lane closures on Lyons View and Washington Ave. Read More

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    Water Line Work Across Cumberland Ave. to Begin Tonight

    Posted: 02/01/2016

    From 10 p.m. today (Monday, Feb. 1), until 6 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, Cumberland Avenue will be closed between 19th Street and Montcastle Street as a Knoxville Utilities Board crew installs water line infrastructure across Cumberland. Read More

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    Next ACA Health Insurance Enrollment Events Jan. 30 & 31, 2016

    Posted: 01/28/2016

    Open enrollment for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act began in November and runs through the end of January.  Read More

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    City Accepting Community Agency Grant Applications

    Posted: 01/28/2016

    The City of Knoxville is currently accepting applications from non-profit organizations interested in obtaining a City Community Agency Grant (CAG) for Fiscal Year 2016-17, which begins on July 1, 2016. Read More

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    Retirement Reception for Thomas "Tank" Strickland Jan. 29

    Posted: 01/28/2016

    A retirement reception will be held for Thomas “Tank” Strickland from 2:30-3:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 29, 2016 in the Fifth Floor Atrium of the City County Building. Read More

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    Mayor Urges Families Without Health Insurance to Review ACA Options

    Posted: 01/27/2016

    Mayor Madeline Rogero is urging Knoxvillians without health insurance to learn about their options under the Affordable Care Act as the deadline for open enrollment draws to a close on Jan. 31, 2016. Read More

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    Next ACA Health Insurance Enrollment Event Jan. 26, 2016

    Posted: 01/26/2016

    Open enrollment for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act began in November and runs through the end of January. Read More

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    Value of Projects Issued Building Permits in 2015 Grew by $105 Million

    Posted: 01/26/2016

    The City of Knoxville issued building permits in 2015 for construction projects valued at $360 million. That’s a jump up in the value of projects by $105 million from 2014 – a 41 percent increase. Read More

  • Neyland & Third Creek Greenway Areas Reopened

    Neyland & Third Creek Greenway Areas Reopened

    Posted: 01/26/2016

    The previously closed sections of the Neyland and Third Creek greenways have all been reopened. Read More

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    Recyclers of Used Motor Oil Will Now Help to Fuel City Facility

    Posted: 01/26/2016

    Residents will now be helping the City to power the heating unit for a City of Knoxville facility when they take advantage of a free service to recycle used motor oil.  Read More

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    Water Line Work to Close 1 Block of Cumberland for Two Nights

    Posted: 01/26/2016

    From 10 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, until 6 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, Cumberland Avenue will be closed between 19th Street and Montcastle Street as a Knoxville Utilities Board crew installs water line infrastructure across Cumberland. Read More

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    Next ACA Health Insurance Enrollment Event Jan. 25, 2016

    Posted: 01/25/2016

    Open enrollment for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act began in November and runs through the end of January. Read More

  • KUB Lane Closures through Feb. 19

    KUB Lane Closures on Clinch, Union and Walnut

    Posted: 01/25/2016

    Due to utility maintenance, KUB will have the following lane closures on Clinch Ave., Union Ave., and Walnut St. Read More

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    Mayor Announces Knoxville Poet Laureate Program

    Posted: 01/25/2016

    Knoxville has been both home and inspiration to many writers, from Frances Hodgson Burnett to James Agee to Nikki Giovanni. Soon, it will also be home to an official Poet Laureate. Read More

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    Design Details for Proposed Magnolia Ave. Streetscape Available Online

    Posted: 01/22/2016

    Eager to see design plans for a proposed $6 to $8 million City of Knoxville investment that would transform a six-block section of Magnolia Avenue between Jessamine Street and North Bertrand Street? Read More

  • Partial Closure of Neyland Greenway  and Parking Area at Third Creek Extended

    Partial Closure of Neyland Greenway & Parking Area at Third Creek Extended

    Posted: 01/22/2016

    Due to this week’s winter weather, KUB and its contractor will extend the closure of a section of the Neyland Greenway. Read More

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    Winter Weather Updates for Jan. 21, 2016

    Posted: 01/21/2016

    Waste Connections is currently picking up Wednesday and Thursday trash/recycling routes today. Read More

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    Winter Weather Updates for Jan. 20, 2016

    Posted: 01/20/2016

    Don't forget you can call the City's 311 Office for questions about City Services. Call 311 or 215-4311 Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Read More

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    City Launches Complaint-Based Saturday Inspections Hotline

    Posted: 01/19/2016

    The City of Knoxville will launch a new inspections hotline to handle complaints on Saturdays, beginning Jan. 23. Read More

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    Next ACA Health Insurance Enrollment Event Jan. 21, 2016

    Posted: 01/19/2016

    Open enrollment for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act began in November and runs through the end of January. Read More

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    Mayor Names Avice Reid as Sr. Director of Community Relations

    Posted: 01/19/2016

    Mayor Madeline Rogero today named Dr. Avice E. Reid as the City of Knoxville’s Senior Director of Community Relations. In that role, Reid will supervise community engagement efforts including the City’s Save Our Sons initiative, the Police Advisory and Review Committee (PARC), and the Equal Business Opportunity Program, among other responsibilities. Read More

  • KUB Winter Weather Tips

    KUB Winter Weather Tips

    Posted: 01/19/2016

    With continued cold temperatures and winter precipitation in the forecast, KUB is prepared for extended winter weather and advises customers to prepare for the wintery forecast.  Read More

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    City Services Schedule for MLK Holiday 2016

    Posted: 01/15/2016

    Waste Connections, the City of Knoxville's household garbage and recycling collector, will be open Monday, Jan. 18, for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Read More

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    KUB Repairs to Close Portion of Neyland Greenway

    Posted: 01/13/2016

    The Knoxville Utilities Board has announced a complete week-long closure of a portion of Neyland Greenway from 6 a.m. Monday, Jan. 18, through 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, for pathway surface repairs. Read More

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    New Solid Waste Manager to Oversee Major Upcoming Contracts

    Posted: 01/13/2016

    Rachel Butzler has been hired as the City of Knoxville’s new Solid Waste Manager.  Read More

  • KUB’s Project Help Spreads Warmth During Cold Winter Months

    KUB’s Project Help Spreads Warmth During Cold Winter Months

    Posted: 01/11/2016

    With the cold winter months ahead, many families will struggle with the cost of heating their homes.  Read More

  • KUB Lane Closures on Walnut St. and Clinch Ave. Jan. 11-Feb. 8

    KUB Lane Closures on Walnut St. and Clinch Ave. Jan. 11-Feb. 8

    Posted: 01/11/2016

    Due to the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project, there will be lane closures on Walnut St Jan. 12-5 and Clinch Ave. Jan. 11-Feb. 8. Read More

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    New 2016 State of Tennessee Maps Now Available

    Posted: 01/11/2016

    The official 2016 Tennessee Transportation Map is now available for travelers.  Read More

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    Section of Island Home Avenue Reopened

    Posted: 01/08/2016

    A section of Island Home Avenue that has been closed since April reopened Thursday evening. Asphalt was laid Wednesday, and the road was striped and signs installed Thursday. Read More

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    Public Meeting Jan. 21 to Review Designs for Magnolia Ave. Streetscapes Project

    Posted: 01/08/2016

    City of Knoxville Office of Redevelopment and Engineering Department staff and design consultants with Barge, Waggoner, Sumner and Cannon will present the design details for Magnolia Avenue streetscape improvements on Thursday, Jan. 21 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the John T. O'Connor Senior Center at 611 Winona St. Read More

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    PARC Meeting Set for Jan. 21, 2016 at New Friendship Baptist Church

    Posted: 01/08/2016

    The next meeting of the Police Advisory and Review Committee (PARC) will be held on Jan. 21, 2016 at 6 p.m. at the New Friendship Baptist Church located at 1933 Texas Ave., Knoxville, TN 37921. Read More

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    City Seeks Input on Community Development Annual Action Plan

    Posted: 01/08/2016

    The City of Knoxville Department of Community Development will hold the first of two public meetings at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 12, at the John T. O’Connor Senior Center, 611 Winona St. Read More

  • KUB Lane Closures on Middlebrook Pike & McConnell Street

    KUB Lane Closures on Middlebrook Pike & McConnell Street

    Posted: 01/08/2016

    Due to utility maintenance, KUB will have lane closures on Middlebrook Pike and McConnell St. Read More

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    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Celebration Jan. 13-Jan 18, 2016

    Posted: 01/08/2016

    Since 1982, the MLK Commission has been organizing a special celebration each year for the Knoxville area to commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Read More

  • KUB Lane Closure on Walnut St. Jan. 7-29

    KUB Lane Closure on Walnut St. Jan. 7-29

    Posted: 01/07/2016

    KUB and its contractor have reduced a short section of Walnut Street between Main Street and Cumberland Avenue in downtown to one lane of northbound traffic effective immediately through 6 p.m., Friday, January 29, as work continues on the Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project.  Read More

  • Zoo Sets New Attendance Record in 2015!

    Zoo Sets New Attendance Record in 2015!

    Posted: 01/07/2016

    Knoxville Zoo welcomed 440,115 visitors in 2015, the highest annual attendance in the zoo’s 67-year history and a new record.  Read More

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    Phase 1 of Cumberland Ave. Reconstruction Completed on Time

    Posted: 01/06/2016

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero, City Council members and dozens of Cumberland Avenue merchants, stakeholders and reconstruction project partners cut an orange ribbon to officially dedicate the new and improved western end of Cumberland Avenue this afternoon. Read More

  • KUB Road Closures on Clinch Ave. Jan. 4-22

    KUB Road Closures on Clinch Ave. Jan. 4-22

    Posted: 01/06/2016

    KUB's Downtown Century II Utilities Upgrade Project on Clinch Ave. will create some road closures Jan. 4-22. Read More

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    Public Meeting Jan. 14 to Discuss Future of Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum

    Posted: 01/06/2016

    Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero, City staff and consultants from Conventions, Sports and Leisure International will discuss the recently completed feasibility study for the Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum at a Jan. 14 public meeting at 6 p.m. in the Civic Auditorium located at 500 Howard Baker Jr. Ave. Read More

  • KAT Proposes Changes to Trolley System

    KAT Proposes Changes to Trolley System

    Posted: 01/06/2016

    KAT is proposing changes to the downtown trolley system, to include new service to The Old City, improved route schedule performance, later weekday service and better connections between trolley routes. Read More

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    Recycle Your Christmas Tree

    Posted: 01/05/2016

    Christmas tree collection in the City is the same process as for brush collection.  Read More

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    Utility Work to Close One Block of Cumberland for Three Nights

    Posted: 01/05/2016

    From 10 p.m. today (Jan. 5) until 6 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6, Cumberland Avenue will be closed between 19th Street and Montcastle Street as a Knoxville Utilities Board crew installs water infrastructure across Cumberland. Read More

  • KUB Lane Closures on Stone Mill Dr. Jan. 6-Mar. 18

    KUB Lane Closures on Stone Mill Dr. Jan. 6-Mar. 18

    Posted: 01/05/2016

    KUB crews will implement lane closures on a short section of Stone Mill Drive between Robin Hood Road and the east intersection of Sherwood Drive and Stone Mill Drive, from 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. daily, Monday-Friday, January 6 through March 18, as work is performed on the natural gas distribution system in the area. Read More

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    Child Safety Seat Checkpoint Jan. 9, 2016

    Posted: 01/04/2016

    The Knoxville Police Department will conduct a free child car seat checkpoint on Saturday, January 9, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 917 E. Fifth Avenue. Read More

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    Next ACA Health Insurance Enrollment Event Jan. 15, 2016

    Posted: 01/04/2016

    Open enrollment for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act began in November and runs through the end of January.  Read More

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    Ribbon Cutting Jan. 6 to Celebrate Cumberland Ave. Phase 1 Completion

    Posted: 01/04/2016

    Mayor Rogero will hold a ribbon cutting at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016 to celebrate the completion of Phase I of the reconstruction of Cumberland Avenue. Read More

  • KUB Road Closure on Union Ave. Jan. 5-22

    KUB Road Closure on Union Ave. Jan. 5-22

    Posted: 01/04/2016

    KUB and its contractor have shifted the start date for the closure of the section Union Avenue between Market Street and Walnut Street to 6 a.m., Tuesday, January 5.  Read More

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    Closure of Section of Island Home Ave. Extended until Jan. 15

    Posted: 01/01/2016

    A permit allowing a contractor to close a section of Island Home Avenue has been extended two weeks to Friday, Jan. 15. Read More